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  • infrared image of Nadine

    NASA Global Hawk Attends Tropical Storm Nadine's 'Birth'

    Tropical Depression 14 strengthened into Tropical Storm Nadine while NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3 mission, was in full-swing and NASA's Global Hawk aircraft captured the event.

  • Wallops Badging office, building N-1.

    Wallops Unveils New Badging Office

    The Wallops security office is processing deliveries and issuing visitor and permanent party badges out of its new badging office, Bldg. N. 1, located on Atlantic Rd. just south of the main base gate.

  • 3D heat map of Tropical Depression 14

    NASA's Global Hawk Investigating Atlantic Tropical Depression 14

    A new tropical depression in the Atlantic seems primed to grow, and NASA's Global Hawk Drone left Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this morning to investigate.

  • Balloon Launch from NM

    Scientific Balloon Launches from New Mexico

    The fall 2012 Scientific Balloon campaign continued September 9, with a successful scientific balloon flight out of Fort Sumner, N.M.

  • hurricane leslie with flight path

    NASA's Hurricane Mission Takes Flight

    NASA has begun its latest hurricane science field campaign by flying an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft over Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean during a day-long flight from California to Virginia

  • Brodell rocket.

    High-Altitude Suborbital Rocket Launch Delayed

    NASA will conduct a test flight of a Talos-Terrier-Oriole suborbital sounding rocket from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

  • RockSat-x graphic

    NASA Rocket Launch Rescheduled

    NASA will launch a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket carrying university student developed experiments from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

  • Wallops beach graphic

    Wallops' New Beach

    A new beach at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility won’t be attracting day-trippers, bronzing bodies or surfers, but rest assured, it’s a gem in its own right.

  • RockSat-X Graphic

    NASA Rocket Mission Carrying University Student Experiments

    University students will put their academic skills to the test when atmospheric and technology experiments they developed fly on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket.

  • two techs work on a golden instrument under a fuselage

    Two Hurricane Global Hawks, Two Sets of Instruments

    HS3, will study hurricanes at the end of the summer, flying two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments over the storms.

  • Olivia Massey

    Massey Wins NASA College Scholarship Fund Award

    Olivia Massey, daughter of Wallops employee Caroline Massey, is a recipient of the 2012 NASA College Scholarship Fund Award.

  • NASA Globalhawk UAS

    Hurricane Mission Topic of NASA Visitor Center Presentation

    An upcoming mission to study the development of Atlantic hurricanes using unmanned aerial vehicles basing at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will be the topic of a public presentation at 3 p.m., Tuesday, August 14, at the facility’s NASA Visitor Center.

  • Interactive games featuring NASA's Mars rover Curiosity

    Mars Landing Previewed at NASA Visitor Center

    Get a preview of the upcoming Mars Science Laboratory Mission at the NASA Visitor Center at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia August 4 and 5.

  • Reach for the Stars Camp

    Camp Inspires Students to "Reach for the Stars"

    Local middle school students are taking on the roles of NASA scientists and engineers during a two-week residential camp known as “Reach for the Stars,” which wrapped up today with a rocket launch event at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Md.

  • Aerial view of Wallops Island launch range from the South

    NASA Visitor Center Celebrating 30 Years

    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.

  • IRVE-3 Launch

    NASA Successfully Tests Hypersonic Inflatable Heat Shield

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- A large inflatable heat shield developed by NASA's Space Technology Program has successfully survived a trip through Earth's atmosphere while travelling at hypersonic speeds up to 7,600 mph.

  • IRVE 3 Visibility Map

    NASA Hypersonic Inflatable Tech Test Now Set for Launch July 23

    NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no earlier than Monday, July 23.

  • Balloon launch

    Educators to Get Lift from Balloon Experience

    High school educators from across the country will join with NASA July 23 -27 for an uplifting experience in conducting experiments using scientific balloons at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas.

  • Visibility Map

    NASA Rocket Launch from Virginia Scheduled July 21

    NASA will launch an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket July 21 from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

  • Engineers check out IRVE-3 after a successful inflation system test

    IRVE-3 Flight Hardware Test

    The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), the third in a series of suborbital flight tests of new spacecraft reentry technology, is scheduled to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility this summer.

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