You Can Watch Rockets Launch From This Tiny Island Off The Coast Of Virginia
Wallops Island is a tiny island found off the coast of Chincoteague. This area is famous for its wild ponies and coastal charm, but fewer people realize it’s also an important location for NASA. The island itself is home to a museum that outlines past, present, and future space ventures. It also features a launch pad that sends rockets into space. When you check in to the visitor’s center, you’ll be perfectly positioned just four miles from the launch area. Here’s more about this incredible attraction.
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The Flight Facility can be found along Route 175, Chincoteague Road, Wallops Island, VA 23337. Have you visited the NASA Wallop’s Flight Facility Visitor’s Center before? If so, we’d love to hear all about it! For more information about how you can view a rocket launch, be sure to visit the official NASA website by clicking here.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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