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2011-09-15 12:12:07

Journalists are invited to a roundtable discussion at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 16, with NASA's Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik during his visit to the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. Robert Strain, director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Wallops Director Bill Wrobel, will join Gazarik for the event. They will discuss Wallops' important role in the Space Technology Program and in the development of new...

2011-07-15 00:00:35

The Clean Beaches Coalition today released its annual list of beaches which have been officially certified as clean, healthy and environmentally well managed. This year beaches in twenty states and U.S. territories, including American Samoa, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin are on the nationally touted list. Washington, DC...

2011-07-10 10:49:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia successfully launched two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The Black Brant V rocket launched at 10 a.m. and the second rocket, a Terrier-Improved Orion, launched 15 seconds later. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) A second pair of Black Brant V/Terrier-Improved Orion rockets will be launched no...

2011-06-29 23:40:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-1 satellite was successfully launched at 11:09 p.m. EDT yesterday from NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "We are very pleased to continue our support to the U.S. Air Force and the...

2011-06-28 17:30:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has rescheduled the launch of an United States Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the ORS-1 satellite for the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space Office. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Originally set for June 28, the new launch date is June 29. The launch on June 28 was postponed due to thunderstorms in the area. The Minotaur 1...

2011-06-20 11:33:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space office's ORS-1 satellite is scheduled for launch June 28 from NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) ORS-1 is the Operationally Responsive Space Office's first operational satellite. Rapidly...

2011-06-17 08:53:37

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will become Rocket University June 18 - 25 as nearly 125 high school educators and university students and instructors spend the week learning about rocketry and conducting science experiments in space. During the week NASA will conduct the fourth annual RockOn! workshop for university level participants and the Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers and Students (WRATS) for high schoolteachers. Joyce Winterton, senior advisor for education and...

2011-06-09 14:34:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket from NASA's Wallops flight Facility in Virginia has been rescheduled between 7 and 10 a.m., Friday, June 10, after the vehicle failed to ignite during this morning's launch attempt. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The launch team determined that a misfire occurred because of a short circuit in the ground electrical support...

2011-06-02 21:35:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A test of several new rocket technologies will be conducted June 9 on a Terrier- Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket from NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The new technologies being tested include the Small Rocket/Spacecraft Technology (SMART) platform, Autonomous Flight Safety System, Low Cost Telemetry Transmitter, and an...


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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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