Re: [Astronomy_Online] NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test


George Reynolds
 

Watching for a Wallops island launch on Wednesday.  VPAS, can you give us any details?

George
 

George Reynolds

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From: Glenn A. Walsh
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Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:16 PM
Subject: [Astronomy_Online] NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

 
NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station. If all goes as planned, the unmanned rocket's practice payload will be vaulted into orbit from Wallops Island before burning up in the atmosphere on its return to Earth several months later.

The site is on the Virginia shore near Maryland and just south of Chincoteague Island, which attracts thousands of tourists each summer for an annual wild pony swim made famous by the 1947 novel "Misty of Chincoteague."

http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2013/04/nasa-wallops-island-starts-commecial.html

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