NASA Rocket Launch Will Test Science Package for Future Missions At Wallops Island!

NASA will test new science equipment for future missions with a sounding rocket launch August 22 from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. . The Sporadic-E ElectroDynamics Demonstration mission, or SpEED Demon, will fly new instrumentation along with heritage instruments that have…

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center Reopens With New Activities Post Covid Shutdown

The Visitor Center at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is reopening to the public beginning May 6, 2022, after being closed for more than two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT…

Service Member Killed in E-2D Crash Identified

From Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. – On Wednesday, March 30, Lt. Hyrum Hanlon, assigned to Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 120 lost his life when an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye conducting routine flight operations crashed in the vicinity of…

Navy E2-D Hawkeye Crash In Chincoteague Bay | 1 Fatality / 2 Rescued

The US Navy reports that a plane went down in the Chincoteague Bay just outside of the NASA Wallops Island Flight around 7:30PM on Wednesday. A Navy E2-D Hawkeye was conducting normal routine flight operations when, for unknown reasons, the aircraft went…

Rocket Launch Scheduled Tonight from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

A two-stage suborbital sounding rocket is scheduled for launch March 21, 2022, for a mission managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office of Scientific Research, from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch of the…

Rocket Lab Coming To Delmarva! | Opens 250 Jobs To The Wallops Island Region.

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia was selected by Rocket Lab as the home for its new Neutron rocket’s first launch pad and production facility, further supporting the growth of commercial space capabilities in Virginia. The Neutron Production Complex will include a rocket production,…

NASA Wallops Island Gearing Up For The CRS-17 Launch To The ISS Next Weekend

NASA and commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman are targeting 12:40 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 19, for the launch of the company’s 17th resupply mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. Live launch coverage will…