NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility: Rocket Launches from Virginia

14 Apr

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NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility from the AirCredit: NASA Wallops Flight FacilityAn aerial view of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, on the U.S. East Coast.

NASA's Wallops

Sunrise at NASA WallopsCredit: NASA Wallops Flight FacilityThe sun rises over NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island along Virgina’s Eastern Shore. The site is the launching ground for NASA’s sounding rocket program.

NASA Wallops Flight Facility HangarCredit: NASA Wallops Flight FacilityA rocket hangar at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, a rocket launching site on Wallops Island, Va., on the U.S. East Coast.

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Launch Control

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Launch ControlCredit: NASA Wallops Flight FacilityA view inside the launch control room at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., on the U.S. East Coast.

NASA Sounding Rocket: Liftoff from Wallops!

A small NASA rocket launches into suborbital space from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., in this video still from the Jan. 29, 2013 liftoff. The rocket released red lithium vapor in space to light up the night sky in a technology test. [More Sounding Rocket Launch Photos]

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility from the Air

Credit: NASA Wallops Flight FacilityAn aerial view of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, on the U.S. East Coast.

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