- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is holding an open house for the public to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

The event will be held on Saturday. Wallops launched its first rocket on June 27, 1945.

Wallops director Bill Wrobel says in a news release that the facility wants to give the public a first-hand look at its diverse missions.

The scientific balloon lab and the sounding rocket payload facility are among the facilities that will be open.

There also will displays by organizations that support Wallops’ research efforts, including NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Orbital ATK and The Maryland Science Center.



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Online:

Wallops 70th anniversary: www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-flight-facility-70th-anniversary

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