Showing posts with label NASA. Local News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NASA. Local News. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Possible Traffic Delays Thursday ~ Upper Accomack County

This is a notice of potential traffic delays for Northern Accomack County on Thursday, April 14, 2011.
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility anticipates the delivery of a component of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Taurus II launch vehicle on April 14. This component is very large and constitutes an “oversized load”. It will be delivered on a specially designed truck/trailer combination and will travel from the Port of Wilmington in Delaware to Wallops Island in Virginia. Throughout its transit, the vehicle is expected to travel at relatively slow speeds, especially when turning at intersections.

The vehicle and its cargo will be entering Virginia from the north via Rt. 13 and travel south to Rt. 175 (at T’s Corner intersection.) It will then travel on Rt. 175 until reaching and turning onto Atlantic Road. It will then travel through the town of Atlantic until turning onto Wallops Island Rd. to Wallops Island.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

NASA Will Launch Rocket

NASA's next suborbital rocket launch will be on the morning of Tuesday September 14.

The launch of the Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket will happen between 8:00 and 11:00 AM at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, according to NASA.

The NASA Visitor Center will open at 7:00 AM for the public to view the launch.

The backup dates for the launch are Wednesday and Thursday.

The launch also can be viewed on NASA's website, beginning at 7:00 AM. on launch day.

The status of the launch also can be followed by calling (757)824-2050.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rocket Launch From NASA Set For Thursday Morning

REMINDER....... Tomorrow Morning!

A Terrier-Orion suborbital sounding rocket is set to launch from NASA on Thursday June 24th between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM. The rocket will be the culmination of eleven experiments by different universities which where developed in a week long workshop where partakers learned how to build small experiments which can be launched onto suborbital rockets. A back up launch has been scheduled between June 25 and June 28.

The launch will be visible to people along the Wallops area and people along northern seaside coastal areas. NASA will open its Visitor Center at 5:00 AM for people wishing to view the launch.

The launch will be web cast beginning at 5 a.m. on launch day at: Launch status can be followed on Twitter at:

Launch status also is available at the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050. Further information on the mission is available on the Internet at: