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2012-03-06 05:19:45

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 7, to discuss the upcoming launch of five rockets in slightly more than five minutes from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The rocket launches will be visible from most of the local coastline. The launch window begins March 14 and runs through April 4. The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) mission will gather data to help scientists better understand the high-altitude jet stream winds located 60-65...

2012-03-01 04:22:16

University faculty and students are invited to join a weeklong workshop June 16-21 to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment to space. Registration is open through May 1. RockOn! 2012 will be held at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The annual workshop is held in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. "This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn how to build an experiment for space flight,"...

2012-01-20 05:16:28

Journalists are invited to a roundtable discussion at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 24, with NASA's Chief Technologist Mason Peck during his visit to the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. Wallops Flight Facility Director Bill Wrobel will join Peck for the event. They will discuss Wallops' important role in the agency's development of cutting-edge technologies and innovations that will enable NASA's future missions in science, exploration and space operations....

VA Legislature Wants To Give Tax Break For Space Burials
2011-12-13 09:40:11

Virginia legislators are proposing a tax break for residents who want their remains launched into space when they pass. The legislation is being proposed in part to boost the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, and to also boost the economy in general. The General Assembly is set to debate the proposal next year, which could provide a state income tax deduction of up to $8,000 effective from 2013 to 2020 for those wishing to be buried in space. “I know there's a...

2011-10-27 13:06:17

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon. This balloon flight competition is a joint project between NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE) in Baton Rouge. NASA is targeting fall 2012 for the next flight opportunity for the LaSPACE maintained High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) facility. HASP is a balloon-borne instrument stack that provides an annual near-space flight...

2011-09-20 12:10:13

Do you follow NASA on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NASA) or "like" the space agency on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NASA)? If so, NASA invites you to register for a behind-the-scenes tour of its Wallops Flight Facility. NASA will host a total of 50 social media guests from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 21 in Wallops Island, Virginia. It is the first NASA Tweetup at which registration is open to both the agency's Twitter followers and Facebook fans and their guests....


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Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds and developed a variety of different characteristics. They live in poor conditions on the...

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