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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...

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...

2011-05-24 00:00:29

Governor unveils policy proposals to advance knowledge economy, create jobs and build businesses. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Governor Martin O'Malley today unveiled a bold new initiative to increase the business development and commercialization opportunities of the state's space industry at the Maryland Space Business Roundtable in Greenbelt. Speaking before over 500 members of the Roundtable, the Governor reinforced the O'Malley-Brown Administration's commitment to this vibrant...

2011-05-07 14:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., May 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 2:10 p.m. EDT today. This marks the 50th successful launch for ULA since the company was formed in December 2006. "With this launch, ULA continues to demonstrate its commitment to 100 percent mission success," said Michael Gass, ULA President and CEO. "This...

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...

2011-04-15 10:27:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 here at 9:24 p.m. PDT on April 14th. Designated NROL-34, the mission is in support of national defense. Yesterday marked the 25th Atlas V rocket launch in program history. The first Atlas V launched in August 2002. Since then, Atlas V has launched a variety of payloads for the...

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...