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Wallops Island in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Astrobee + Aerobee 150

Evolving Engineering

— NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center —

 
 
Astrobee + Aerobee 150 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 27, 2022
1. Astrobee + Aerobee 150 Marker
Inscription.  The Aerobee 150 (to the right) was a liquid-fueled sounding rocket that was used at Wallops. This rocket could reach altitudes of 170 miles while carrying 150 pounds of equipment. Design changes and improvements to this rocket led to the development of the Astrobee F (to the left). The improved Astrobee F could reach altitudes of 125 miles while carrying an astounding 500 pounds of equipment.

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Did you know: The Astrobee F and the Aerobee 150 have the same diameter, which allowed the same payloads to be flown on either without major changes.

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Inside look at an Aerobee sounding rocket
Aerobee rocket launch
Astrobee rocket launch

 
Erected by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceExplorationScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 37° 56.283′ N, 75° 27.386′ W. Marker is on Wallops Island, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker
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can be reached from Chincoteague Road (Virginia Route 175) 2.3 miles north of Atlantic Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located within the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wallops Island VA 23337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nike-Orion (within shouting distance of this marker); An Island of Research and Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Brant IX (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the NASA Visitor Center (about 300 feet away); Dr. Robert L. Krieger (about 400 feet away); Little Joe (about 400 feet away); Nike-Cajun (about 400 feet away); NASA Wallops Flight Facility (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallops Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Astrobee. (Submitted on August 30, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Aerobee 150 Rocket. (Submitted on August 30, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Astrobee + Aerobee 150 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 27, 2022
2. Astrobee + Aerobee 150 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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