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NASA Visitor Center Celebrating 30 Years
07.24.12
 
The public is invited to join in the 30th anniversary celebration of the NASA Visitor Center at the Wallops Flight Facility from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 28.

The NASA Visitor Center opened In July 1982 and has hosted more than 1.4 million visitors, providing an insight to the research conducted at Wallops and throughout the nation’s space agency.

Bill Wrobel, director of the Wallops Flight Facility, said, “We are proud to have the Visitor Center available to showcase NASA and Wallops. We are in the process of expanding and updating our facilities and exhibits and we look forward to bringing NASA to the public for another 30 years.”

During the anniversary event there will be special presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day.

10:30 a.m. Toddler Story Time
11:00 a.m. Puppet Show
1:00 p.m. Flying High Presentation and kite construction activity
2:15 p.m. Wallops History presentation


Also, throughout the day a solar telescope will be available for viewing our nearest star and there will be other craft activities for the kids.

The Visitor Center, part of the Robert L. Krieger Education Complex, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located on Va. Route 175 about six miles from U.S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague, Va. Admission to the Visitor Center is free. For further information, please call (757) 824-2298.

For information about the Visitor Center on the Internet, visit: http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/vc