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NASA's Wallops Flight Facility: Rocket Launches from Virginia (Photos)

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility from the Air

NASA Wallops Flight Facility

An aerial view of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, on the U.S. East Coast.

NASA Sounding Rocket: Inside Launch Control

NASA/Wallops Flight Facility

This image shows a look inside the Wallops Flight Facility Launch Control for a sounding rocket launch on Jan. 29, 2013, from Wallops Island, Va. [More Sounding Rocket Launch Photos]

Ribbon cutting for HIF Wallops Facility

NASA Wallops/Jacob Owen

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden cut the ribbon at the new Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Is., Va., in March 2011. [Full Story]

Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment Launch

NASA

The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) was launched by sounding rocket at 7:01 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. [More photos of inflatable heat sheild concepts]

NASA Launches Astronaut Escape Ship in Test

NASA/Sean Smith

The Max Launch Abort System, an astronaut escape ship alternative to NASA's tower-based choice on the Orion vehicles, launched at 6:26 a.m. EDT on July 8, 2009 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. [See more photos of the awesome test]

Ascent: NASA Sounding Rocket Soars Spaceward, Jan. 29, 2013

NASA Wallops Flight Facility/Terry Zaperach

A NASA Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket streaks toward space on a mission to create glowing red clouds above Earth on Jan. 29, 2013. The rocket launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. [More Sounding Rocket Launch Photos]

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility from the Air

NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility

An aerial view of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, on the U.S. East Coast.

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