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2008-08-19 15:00:12

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Keith Koehler of NASA, +1-757-824-1579, Keith.A.Koehler@nasa.gov WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 19/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA hypersonic experiment payloads are scheduled for launch no earlier than Aug. 21 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia atop a two-stage suborbital rocket developed by Alliant Techsystems, also known as ATK, of Salt Lake City. Scheduled between 5:10 and 6:10 a.m. on Aug. 21, this launch may be visible in the mid-Atlantic...

2008-07-13 09:00:19

By KRISTEN WYATT By Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Md. The wild ponies of Assateague Island don't seem bothered by people - not even people driving hulking trucks and vans right up to the shore and setting up fishing poles and grills steps away from the crashing waves. But driving on Assateague Island National Seashore is under review, and even ardent supporters of allowing anglers and campers to drive on the beach fear the days of getting...


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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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