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

Welcome to the NASA Visitor Center

 
 
NASA-Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 25, 1999
1. NASA-Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center Marker
Inscription.  The visitor center displays NASA’s past, present and future projects, as well as, Wallops flight facility’s role in Aeronautical and Space research. The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops flight facility was established in 1945, and is one of the oldest launch ranges in the country. Today, Wallops manages NASA’s suborbital vehicles program using sounding rockets, balloons, and aircraft for scientific research worldwide.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
 
Location. 37° 56.318′ N, 75° 27.443′ W. Marker is in Wallops Island, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Chincoteague Road (Virginia Route 175) 2.2 miles west of Atlantic Road (Virginia Route 798), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Building J20 Route 175, 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. Dr. Robert L. Krieger (here, next to this marker); Black Brant IX (a few steps from this marker in Florida); Nike-Cajun (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Joe (within
NASA-Wallops Flight Facility image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 25, 1999
2. NASA-Wallops Flight Facility
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shouting distance of this marker in Florida); Nike-Orion (within shouting distance of this marker); Astrobee + Aerobee 150 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); NASA Wallops Flight Facility (about 400 feet away); An Island of Research and Exploration (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallops Island.
 
NASA-Wallops Flight Facility image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 25, 1999
3. NASA-Wallops Flight Facility
Nike-Cajun Rocket at NASA Wallops Flight Facility image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 25, 1999
4. Nike-Cajun Rocket at NASA Wallops Flight Facility
NASA Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 12, 2013
5. NASA Visitor Center
Welcome to the NASA Visitor Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 12, 2013
6. Welcome to the NASA Visitor Center Marker
Nike-Cajun rocket image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
7. Nike-Cajun rocket
Four-Stage Reentry Vehicle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
8. Four-Stage Reentry Vehicle
Plaque describing Four-Stage Reentry Vehicle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
9. Plaque describing Four-Stage Reentry Vehicle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on October 17, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   7, 8, 9. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022