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2010-01-20 09:03:08

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named William Wrobel as director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va, and director of the center's Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate.

2009-09-23 14:19:50

NASA has selected nine scientific teams to work on future high-altitude balloon and sounding rocket payloads.

2009-08-17 11:54:06

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2009-05-19 22:00:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the east coast of Virginia was the site of the successful launch at 7:55 p.m.

2009-05-04 18:02:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will join with Accomack County, Virginia, and the Marine Science Consortium, a nonprofit educational institution comprised of 14 State of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, to officially recognize the establishment of the Wallops Research Park during a ceremony at 10 a.m., May 6, at the Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 200-acre park,...

2009-04-30 16:32:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will be the site of the launch of an Air Force Minotaur I rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads between 8 and 11 p.m.

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2009-01-08 15:20:00

NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot tangier island Out here in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, the wind can pound any landlubber into submission. And that fact, scientists say, is what makes Tangier Island such an attractive place for a wind- energy project.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot tangier island Dan Dise steered his skiff past empty crab shacks that line Tangier Harbor, the gateway to this historic fishing outpost in the Chesapeake Bay. "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs were taped to many of the dusty windows.

2008-08-22 09:00:13

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An Alliant Tech Systems suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic experiments was destroyed shortly after liftoff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Friday. No injuries or property damage were immediately reported.


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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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