| Dec 6, 2011
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:41 AM
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...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 8:10 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 6:55 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 7:18 AM
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...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 6:27 PM
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....
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:47 AM
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...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:55 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:28 AM
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...