Thu, Nov 20, 2008
Virginia To Recognize Contributions This Saturday
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility will be recognized by the
Commonwealth of Virginia for its contributions to aerospace
research during a historical marker unveiling ceremony Saturday,
November 22, at the NASA Visitor Center.
Established in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for
Aeronautics, Wallops is one of the oldest launch sites in the
world. During its 63-year history, Wallops has contributed to both
aeronautical and space flight development research.
The nomination of Wallops as a historic site was provided by the
Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society and supported by the
Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Virginia
Department of Aviation.
The ceremony will include comments by local, state and NASA
officials on the Commonwealth's marker program, a history of
Wallops and the contributions of the facility today in Virginia and
the surrounding community. Following the comments, the historic
marker, located on Route 175 at the entrance to the NASA Visitor
Center, will be unveiled.
The event is being hosted by BaySys Technologies, Accomac, VA,
on behalf of the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society.
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