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Welcome to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility


[image-62]NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, was established in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics as a center for aeronautic research. Today, Wallops is NASA's principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research programs.

The research and responsibilities of Wallops Flight Facility are centered around providing a fast, low-cost, highly-flexible and safe response to meet the needs of the U.S. aerospace technology interests and science research. The 1,100 full-time civil service and contractor NASA Wallops employees act as a team to accomplish Wallops' critical missions.

Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Wallops operator can be reached at 757-824-1000. For up-to-date information on launches, please call 757-824-2050 or return to our homepage.

For more information, download our fact sheet here.

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William Wrobel, director of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
William Wrobel, director of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
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Page Last Updated: October 7th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Administrator