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Wallops Island (Accomack, Virginia)

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  • Rocket launch set for Tuesday at Wallops will be visible for most of Mid-Atlantic

    If skies are clear and all goes well Tuesday evening, observers throughout Maryland and much of the Mid-Atlantic region should be able to watch a big rocket launch from Virginia's Wallops Island. The Air Force will attempt to launch a battlefield imaging...
  • Tuesday rocket launch from Wallops postponed

    Weather postponed Tuesday's launch of the ORS-1 satellite attached to the Minotaur 1 rocket, according to NASA officials, leaving spectators in the Mid-Atlantic to wait for another day. The ORS-1 launch was scheduled between 8:28 p.m. and 11:28 p.m.,...
  • Successful rocket launch at Wallops after delay

    After a one day delay due to the weather, and another brief delay Wednesday night, the ORS-1 satellite was launched into orbit from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Virginia's Wallops Island. The Air Force launched the battlefield imaging satellite...
  • Sky-watching opportunity: Five rockets in five minutes at Wallops Island

    Sky-watching opportunity: Five rockets in five minutes at Wallops Island
    Eastern Shore readers -- and anyone with a computer -- can watch five rockets being launched 65 miles into the atmosphere Wednesday night into Thursday morning. NASA is planning to hold a launch between midnight and 1:30 a.m. at the Wallops Island...
  • Wallops rocket launch shifted to Sunday, or later

    Wallops rocket launch shifted to Sunday, or later
    The five-rocket launch scheduled for Wednesday night at NASA'sWallops Flight Facility is now slated for Sunday night -- but keep your eye on that launch schedule. The launch date has changed three times now: first to Friday night, then to Saturday...
  • More rain ... again

     
    If it seems like it's been raining all month, that's because it has. BWI has clocked more than two inches already since the first of the month. And there's more to come as winds across the continent remain largely west-to-east.......
  • Minotaur launch scrubbed again

     
    Launch team at Wallops Island launch site was waiting for thunderstorm cells to clear the area, and with an hour left in the countdown, time ran out on their three-hour launch window. No word yet on when they will try......
  • SpaceX launches, Wallops launch likely delayed

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched at last from Cape Canaveral Friday afternoon to get badly needed cargo to the International Space Station, which means the May 6 Antares launch from Wallops Island will be delayed until June. Probably. "Well, we...
  • LADEE science orbiter crashes into moon, ends mission

    LADEE science orbiter crashes into moon, ends mission
    As expected, the NASA science orbiter that launched from Wallops Island last September to study the moon's ultra-thin atmosphere has crashed onto the lunar surface, gathering high-value data even in its death throes. LADEE, or the Lunar Atmosphere and...
  • NASA robotic spacecraft ends mission with crash into the moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering mission to map dust and gases around the moon with a planned, kamikaze crash into the lunar surface early on Friday, NASA officials said. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust...
  • LADEE lives! For now, anyway ...

    LADEE lives! For now, anyway ...
    NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched from Virginia's Wallops Island last September on a mission to study the moon’s ultra-thin atmosphere, but it was always meant as a 100-day journey. The solar-powered...
  • SpaceX launch delayed, likely bumps Antares launch

    SpaceX launch delayed, likely bumps Antares launch
    If this were a film with Matthey McConaughey, it would be called “Failure to Launch.’ SpaceX scrubbed its mission to the International Space Station on Monday, meaning that a May 6 resupply launch from Wallops Island will be even less...