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Wallops Island, Virginia is located in Accomack County. Zip codes in Wallops Island, VA include 23337.

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Friday Jul 18 | Centauri Dreams

Neil Armstrong: 'A Little Bit of Bedlam'

As we approach the 45th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, journalist and author Neil McAleer has been looking back at an interview he conducted with Neil Armstrong on March 16, 1989.


Wed Jul 16, 2014

Limerick Today

Blast-off: St Nessan's science project heads for space

WHILE most young men of their age were watching Limerick play a Munster Final on Sunday, four students at St Nessan's Community College were tuning in to NASA Live to watch their science experiment blast off for the International Space Station.


Tue Jul 15, 2014


Space History Photo: Little Joe 5B High-Q-Abort Test

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, "Little Joe" 5B launched a Mercury spacecraft in a high-Q-abort test.


Mon Jul 14, 2014


Orbital, SpaceX execute successful space launches

Two commercial space companies, Orbital Science Corp. and SpaceX , managed to launch payloads that had been delayed numerous times on Sunday and Monday respectively.


Sun Jul 13, 2014

Connecticut Post

Space station shipment launched from Virginia

JULY 12: In this NASA handout, the full Moon rises in the sky to the right of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard on July 12, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia.



Private US Cargo Ship Blasts Off on Space Station Delivery

A private spaceship packed with astronaut food, science experiments and a fleet of tiny satellites soared into orbit from Virginia's Eastern Shore today on an orbital delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA.



U.S. cargo ship blasts off with supplies for space station

The 133-foot-tall rocket lifted off at 12:52 p.m. EDT/1652 GMT from a commercially operated launch pad at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility on the Virginia coast.



NASA rocket launch today may be visible from midstate: how to watch live

After a string of delays caused by weather, flight conflicts and an engine test failure, the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket has been cleared to launch the third Cygnus cargo freighter to the International Space Station with 1.7 tons of cargo and supplies at 12:52 today.


Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Orb-2 rocket scheduled for launch on Sunday

After numerous delays, the International Space Station -bound Orb-2 mission is slated to launch early Sunday afternoon from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.


Wed Jul 02, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Rocket Launches Ends Prematurely From Wallops

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va.- A spokesperson from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility says the flight of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket ended prematurely Wednesday morning.


Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Space station astronauts to get espresso makerSpace station...

Italy's century-old coffee maestro Lavazza teamed up with a Turin-based engineering company, Argotec, and the Italian Space Agency to improve coffee conditions aboard the orbiting outpost.


Sun Jun 29, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia spaceport eyes human spaceflight

When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in Accomack County earlier this month that he'd like to launch into space one day from Wallops Island , County Administrator Steve Miner's jaw dropped.


WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Very cool: Astronauts getting expresso maker

Astronauts of all nationalities - but especially the Italians - have long grumbled about the tepid instant coffee served in pouches and drunk with straws 260 miles above Earth.


Sat Jun 28, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Rocket scheduled to launch Sunday from Wallops Island

NASA will try again Sunday to launch a sub-orbital rocket from their Wallops Island Flight Facility on the eastern shore.


Fri Jun 27, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

Astronauts of all nationalities - but especially the Italians - have long grumbled about the tepid instant coffee served in pouches and drunk with straws 260 miles above Earth.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Rocket set to launch today from Wallops Island

A Terrier-Improved suborbital sounding rocket carrying experiments developed by students is set to launch this morning from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.



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