Nov. 9: NASA Wallops rocket launches

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore has assumed a more visible role in the country’s space missions since the retirement of the shuttle program in 2011. As one of the few U.S. facilities licensed to send a rocket into orbit, it’s used by contractors hired to resupply the International Space Station. Launches are viewable from the Wallops visitor center and, weather permitting, spots up and down the coast. The visitor center also hosts exhibits and programs on past and present missions and the science behind them as well as a gift shop.

Bill Ingalls, NASA
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