Tag: NASA Wallops Flight Facility

By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam in a press conference Thursday announced retired U.S. Air Force Major General Roosevelt “Ted” Mercer will be the next chief executive officer and executive director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, also called Virginia Space. Mercer will assume the role on Aug. 1,...
Submitted Article — A mission to explore energy transport in space using a NASA suborbital sounding rocket launching May 8 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility may provide a brief light show for residents of the eastern United States and Bermuda. The mission is scheduled for no earlier than 8:02 p.m., with...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague town council Monday appointed Jay Savage to fill an open council seat, after Matthew Reed resigned his seat. Chincoteague and NASA officials had a conference call Jan. 20 to discuss the upcoming Antares launch scheduled for Feb. 20. Town Manager Mike Tolbert said technicians coming...
By Carol Vaughn — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agency and NASA entered a consent order agreement to clean up areas of Wallops Flight Facility formerly used by the Department of Defense. “This agreement shows that cleaning contaminated, formerly used defense sites is a top priority for both EPA...
Dear Editor: If you live near an airport, you have planes — leaving and returning. Some come to train (touch-and-go). Planes do crash. They are man-made and will crash; not often, but it does happen. Embrace the fact that four navigators were able to get out of a bad plane...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce announced its 2020 awards for citizen and business person of the year during the Chincoteague Town Council meeting Monday. Sue Johnson, owner of Blue Crab Treasures on Main Street, was selected as the Leonard "Buddy" Burton Business Person of the Year. Johnson has...
By Carol Vaughn and Connie Morrison — A Navy aircraft crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field off Mason Road in Bloxom, triggering a massive emergency response. The crash was reported around 4:05 p.m. The plane was a Navy E-2C Hawkeye aircraft, the kind that practices touch-and-go operations at NASA Wallops Flight...