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2011-05-26 10:37:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new microsatellite designed to give scientists less expensive access to space will be demonstrated during a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket flight between 7 and 10 a.m., June 9, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch day is June 10. The Small Rocket/Spacecraft Technology (SMART) platform, created by engineers at...

2011-04-26 11:54:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute are hosting public meetings to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the NASA Sounding Rockets Program operations at the University's Poker Flat Research Range near Fairbanks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the environmental study will evaluate the effects of NASA's...

2011-04-26 09:45:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students and educators nationwide will have the opportunity to interact with NASA engineers and scientists through two newly developed NASA flight initiatives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The programs, developed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, are designed to give students and educators hands-on flight experiences using NASA sounding rockets and scientific balloons. The Wallops...

2011-03-30 10:34:00

ACCOMACK, Va., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CEO/Founder Steve Walton today announced the final certification and entry into service of Virginia's first A340 completion. The aircraft received both FAA and GACA STC certification for the interior and upgrades which were accomplished at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility located on the eastern shore of Virignia. Steve noted "Our client was quite pleased that the aircraft was delivered significantly under the weight budget and under the...

2011-03-10 15:16:02

NASA will unveil its new rocket integration facility at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT on March 22. The Horizontal Integration Facility will support medium-class mission capabilities. The first customer to use the facility will be Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., with its Taurus II launch vehicle. Orbital will conduct missions for NASA under the agency's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services project and Commercial Resupply...

2011-01-27 09:00:00

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when many mature industries are declining nationwide, Virginia's aerospace research and technology industry has four times the concentration of high-paying jobs as the national average, a significant competitive advantage for the Commonwealth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Feb. 2-3 at AeroSpace Day in Richmond, NASA Langley Director Lesa Roe and Wallops Director William Wrobel will join other NASA...

2011-01-20 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA postponed the Jan. 21 unveiling of the new rocket integration facility at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia due to expected inclement weather. A new date for the ceremony has not been determined. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Horizontal Integration Facility will support medium class mission capabilities. The first customer to use the facility will be Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va.,...

2011-01-05 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA selected four companies to perform a variety of construction services at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The selected contractors are Grimberg/Amatea Joint Venture of Leesburg, Va.; Meltech Corp. of Landover, Md.; Northeast NICC Joint Venture of Falls Church, Va.; and Biscayne Contractors of...

2010-12-07 14:54:04

The Taurus II stage one core structure arrived safely at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Friday, December 3. The arrival at Wallops marked the end of a journey that began in Ukraine, where the core was manufactured. The journey included a trip by rail in Ukraine and then by ship across the Atlantic Ocean. It reached the shore of the United States at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware. From there, it was transported via a specially designed trailer to the Wallops Flight Facility. The core is...

2010-12-03 09:40:46

The annual NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge, now under way, promises to send aloft more rockets than ever before in its 11-year history. And some of them, for the first time ever, will splash down in the Atlantic Ocean instead of dropping into a North Alabama cornfield.More than 500 student rocketeers from 26 states will take part in the 2010-11 launch projects. Nineteen middle school and high school teams will tackle the Student Launch Initiative, while 33 college and...

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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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