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Antares rocket test 'successful' at Wallops Island

Jun 1, 2016
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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Orbital ATK has conducted a successful full-power test of the of the upgraded first stage propulsion system of its Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

The test occurred Tuesday evening at Virginia Space's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.

Lewes recognized for its important role in space research

Nov 23, 2015

LEWES, Del. (AP) — The town of Lewes has been recognized for the important role it played in helping scientists determine the size of the solar system.

WXDE-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1N48L10) that a historical marker was dedicated Friday to commemorate the international effort. It was placed with support from state Sen. Ernie Lopez, the Lewes Historical Society, Delaware Public Archives and other individuals.

Rocket carrying student experiments launched from Wallops

Aug 12, 2015
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  WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A rocket carrying student experiments has been launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore.

NASA says it launched the Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday from the Wallops Island Flight Facility. The rocket descended by parachute into the Atlantic Ocean after flying to an altitude of about 97 miles.

NASA says in a news release that the launch was witnessed by more than 60 university and college students and instructors from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

NASA postpones rocket launch from Wallops due to weather

Aug 11, 2015
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA says it has postponed the launch of a rocket carrying student experiments because of poor weather.

The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket had been scheduled to launch Tuesday morning from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

NASA says the launch has been rescheduled for Wednesday between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday are backup launch dates.

Rocket carrying student experiments to launch from Wallops

Aug 10, 2015
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A rocket carrying experiments developed by students is scheduled to be launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore on Tuesday.

NASA says community college and undergraduate university students from seven higher education programs across the nation developed the experiments through the RockSat-X program.

The two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket is scheduled to be launched between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are the backup launch days.

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA has scheduled a weekend launch of a rocket from its Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA says the Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket will carry experiments developed by undergraduate students at Virginia Tech, the University of Colorado, Northwest Nazarene University, the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Nebraska.

The launch is scheduled for Saturday between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

NASA had planned to launch the rocket in March but postponed the launch because of weather.

Rocket carrying student experiments to be launched from Va.

Mar 23, 2015

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A rocket carrying student experiments is scheduled to be launched this week from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA says the experiments were developed by undergraduate students at Virginia Tech, the University of Colorado, Northwest Nazarene University, the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Nebraska.

The NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket is scheduled to be launched on Friday between 6:45 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Wallops Island rocket launches part of missile defense test

Feb 24, 2015

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — Three suborbital rockets have been launched from NASA's facility on Wallops Island as part of a ballistic missile defense test.

The Missile Defense Agency says Tuesday's successful flight test was the first to assess the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system's ability to simulate engagements of raids consisting of three short-range, separating ballistic missile targets.

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA says the incorrect installation of equipment caused the launch of a sounding rocket on Virginia's Eastern Shore to end prematurely.

The agency said Monday that an investigation shows the failure of the July 2014 launch was linked to the installation process for the second stage igniter.

The Terrier-Improved Malemute ended its flight about 19 seconds after it was launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility when a flight anomaly was detected.

Va. science leaders to meet in nation's capital

Dec 4, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State science leaders will gather in the nation's capital for the Virginia Summit on Science, Engineering and Medicine.

The meeting co-hosted by U.S. Sen Mark Warner, Virginia Tech and the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine will be held Friday at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Warner says the meeting gives Virginia academy members the chance to collaborate with representatives from government, industry and higher education institutions.

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