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Engine in failed rocket launch likely to be pulled

Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines that were employed when its unmanned Antares commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff last week.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 12:56pm EST

Tags: Orbital Sciences, rocket launch failure, Wallops Island Flight Facility

Students watch as experiments turn to dust in rocket explosion

A group of local college students watched the Antares rocket launch near Wallops Island Tuesday evening. They were hoping to send an experiment to the International Space Station.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 03:25pm EDT

Tags: Wallops Island Flight Facility, NASA, Georgetown University, George Washington University, International Space Station, Kristi King

NASA launches 2 rockets from Va.'s Eastern Shore

Following several postponements, NASA has launched two suborbital rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 02:31pm EDT

Tags: Wallops Island Flight Facility, rocket launch, NASA

Rocket carrying experiments launched from Va.

A rocket carrying students' experiments has been launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 11:09am EDT

Tags: Wallops Island Flight Facility, NASA

NASA plans Thursday rocket launch from Va facility

A rocket carrying students' experiments is scheduled to be launched Thursday from the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 10:16am EDT

Tags: Wallops Island Flight Facility, NASA, RockOn, RockSat-C