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  • Report: Wallops spaceport needs state $$

    Report: Wallops spaceport needs state $$
    Another week, another report on Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This one, courtesy of Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology, draws similar conclusions as a report issued last month by Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office. Both...
  • Buried in space? Virginia may help pay for it

    Buried in space? Virginia may help pay for it
    Want to be buried in space? Virginia will help pay for it, according to proposed legislation that aims to boost the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island. The bill, which the Virginia state legislature will debate next year, would provide...
  • McDonnell wants to send $4M to Wallops Island

    McDonnell wants to send $4M to Wallops Island
    Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to spend $4 million to help finish building a new launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. Announced Monday with the release of McDonnell’s two-year budget for Virginia, the funding is subject to debate. But state...
  • New crew arrives at International Space Station

    New crew arrives at International Space Station
    A Russian Soyuz capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Friday with a trio of astronauts, bringing the orbital outpost back to full staffing after a failed cargo ship launch in August disrupted flight schedules. Russian cosmonaut Oleg...
  • Rocket launch set for Tuesday at Wallops will be visible for most of Mid-Atlantic

    If skies are clear and all goes well Tuesday evening, observers throughout Maryland and much of the Mid-Atlantic region should be able to watch a big rocket launch from Virginia's Wallops Island. The Air Force will attempt to launch a battlefield imaging...
  • With space shuttle retiring, what's next for NASA?

    With space shuttle retiring, what's next for NASA?
    As the space shuttle program heads into retirement, a question remains: How will NASA send astronauts into space? The answer: For the time being, it will rely on Russia. But the long-term answer may have roots at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton....
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell visits NASA Wallops amid feud with Florida

    Gov. Bob McDonnell took a break Monday from back-to-back energy conferences in Richmond to visit the Eastern Shore. His destination: NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Interesting timing considering Virginia officials are feuding with Florida’s...
  • Virginia and Florida spar over human spaceflight, aircraft carrier

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Already sparring over an aircraft carrier, Florida and Virginia have locked horns on another issue: human spaceflight. NASA announced in July that it would order an environmental review of Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's...
  • SpaceX pushes back the final frontier

    SpaceX pushes back the final frontier
    If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
  • SpaceX launches rocket to International Space Station

    SpaceX launches rocket to International Space Station
    Space Exploration Technologies is vying to be the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station, and its mission got off to a successful start with a launch this morning. A Dragon spacecraft launched from the company's...
  • 3, 2, 1 ... Antares rocket rolls out

    3, 2, 1 ... Antares rocket rolls out
    This week, the first stage of the biggest rocket ever to launch from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore rolled out onto its new $145 million launchpad … .. and Virginia is one step closer to the sky-high ambitions of many in...