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January 11, 2014 Ants Hitches Ride to ISS
Just call them "ant-ronauts." 800 living six-legged spaceflyers hoping to set up a colony in orbit.
Jan. 10, 2014 James Webb Telescope Still on Schedule for Launch - Some work on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is behind schedule, but the agency still expects to finish in plenty of time to make a scheduled October 2018 launch
Jan 14, 2014 - Ten-Years Roving About On Mars
28 Tiny Satellites Launch Together to See Earth from Space
Spot The Station will give you a list of upcoming space station sighting opportunities for your location.
Jan 2014 Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events -
The night sky tonight and on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects you can see.
EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2014
What's Up at Wallops
Three suborbital sounding rockets
launched from Wallops
January 15, 2014 - WALLOPS ISLAND
Three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets launched from the Wallops Flight Facility this morning for the Department of Defense.
The rockets launched within 20 seconds of each other, beginning at 4:09 a.m., according to a NASA news release. The launches had been postponed on Tuesday because of the weather.
The space agency did not provide a live stream or status updates of the launches at the request of defense officials.
Orbital 2 Commercial Resupply
Date: May 1 - Mission: Orbital 2 Commercial Resupply Services flight
Launch Vehicle: Antares - Launch Site: Wallops Flight Facility
Launch Pad: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A
Description: Orbital 2 will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station.
Newport News students chat with astronauts aboard ISS
January 7, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — A hushed silence of anticipation fell over the room of 340 students at Denbigh Aviation Academy.
Then the words came through the loudspeaker: "Denbigh High School and Aviation Academy, this is Mission Control Houston. Please call station for a voice check."
"Station, this is Dr. Aaron Smith with Denbigh High School and Aviation Academy. Do you hear me?" the director of the school replied.
Orbital Sciences Launches Landmark Private Cargo Mission to Space Station
UPDATE: The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. launched a robotic spacecraft from Virginia's Eastern Shore Thursday (Jan. 9) on a milestone flight: the company's first official cargo delivery to the International Space Station.
An Orbital-built Cygnus spacecraft launched into space atop the company's Antares rocket from a seaside pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Liftoff occurred at 1:07 p.m. EST (1807 GMT) after a series of delays, including a 24-hour slip due to a huge solar flare on Tuesday.
NASA Wallops Visitor Center
The NASA Wallops Visitor Center is the place to explore the past, present, and future of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The Visitor Center offers many great exhibits as testimony to the amazing things done at Wallops in addition to serving as a prime viewing location for rocket launches! Located on VA 175 near Chincoteague Island, Virginia, the NASA Wallops Visitor Center is the perfect stop for your next Eastern Shore trip. Admission is free.
Located on VA 175 near Chincoteague Open Thurs - Mon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Flying Frog Spaceport is not affiliated with NASA, Wallops Flight Facility or any other goverment agency.