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2010-09-01 12:30:00

Thousands of Jobs and Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Tourism Dollars Seen As At Risk; Unchecked Climate Change Would Mean Major Changes for Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah RICHMOND, Va. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $200 million in spending and 4,000 Virginia jobs supported by the six million visitors each year to Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah National Park are at risk if climate change remains on its current path, according to a major new...

2010-08-09 16:50:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) in Norfolk, Va., for the Launch Facilities Protection Project at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The total contract value is not to exceed $49.5 million. The period of performance is five years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The USACE provides an array of services...

2010-08-04 06:32:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of a NASA Black Brant X sounding rocket was successfully launched at 5:15 a.m. today from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This mission was to flight qualify the new production Nihka rocket motor, the third stage in the Black Brant X. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Information on today's and future missions from...

2010-07-29 07:32:52

NASA selected Orbital Sciences Corp.'s, Technical Services Division in Greenbelt, Md., for the agency's Sounding Rockets Operations contract. The total value of this indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity cost-plus incentive fee contract is $310 million. The period of performance is five years. Orbital Sciences will coordinate and implement NASA's overall Sounding Rockets Program and provide services and supplies as necessary to complete individual missions and projects. Services include...

2010-07-27 08:19:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., has been awarded the highest environmental recognition within the Commonwealth of Virginia for programs protecting the area's natural resources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Wallops is only the second federal facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive this Extraordinary...

2010-06-29 15:28:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected AECOM, Washington, DC along with HDR Architecture, Alexandria, VA and SmithGroup, Inc, Washington, DC in response to synopsis 4299303398P2 for Architect and Engineer services posted March 26, 2010. The contracts to be negotiated are Firm-fixed price, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity. The total cumulative value for all orders placed under the three contracts is $15,000,000. (Logo:...

2010-06-23 06:36:25

NASA has selected LJT & Associates Inc. in Columbia, Md., for the Range Operations Contract at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The total value of this indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity cost-plus award fee contract is $117 million. The period of performance is five years. LJT & Associates will provide support services to manage the Wallops Research Range operations and maintenance; training; command, control, and communications information; and computer systems...

2010-06-13 06:45:00

University students and professors from across the country and Puerto Rico will converge on NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this month to learn how to build small experiments that can be launched on sounding rockets. This is part of a week-long workshop, known as RockOn!, that begins June 19. The 80 workshop participants will build standardized experiments that will fly on a NASA Terrier-Orion suborbital sounding rocket set to launch between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. EDT on June 24. The...

2010-02-25 07:11:14

U.S. university faculty and students are invited to a weeklong workshop to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment into space. NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is hosting the RockOn! 2010 workshop June 19-24 in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. Registrations for the 2010 workshop are being accepted through March 22. The hands-on workshop teaches participants to build experiments that fly on sounding rockets. During the week, participants...

2010-02-23 08:19:05

NASA has increased the support contract to the Virginia Space Flight Authority/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., to provide launch services for expendable launch vehicles. The indefinite delivery, indefinite-quantity, with fixed price and cost reimbursable task orders contract addition has a potential value of approximately $43 million through May 3, 2014. Current and long-term capabilities of Wallops are being enhanced to provide launch...

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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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