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Wallops Flight Facility - rocket display.
Wallops Flight Facility - rocket display.

Where NASA Launches Its Other Rockets

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Wattsville, Virginia

Tired of launch day crowds at Cape Kennedy? Then come here, to the blast-off site for NASA's suborbital and small orbital rockets! With six launch pads and three launch control blockhouses, the Wallops Flight Facility launches rockets every year.

The best site for viewing them is on the observation deck atop the Visitors Center, right on Hwy 175. TV monitors provide close-up views of the launch pads, and there's a small museum, a video theater, and rockets on display outside.

Time you visit by checking online for announced scheduled launches.

Where NASA Launches Its Other Rockets

Wallops Flight Facility Visitors Center

33975 Chincoteague Rd, Wattsville, VA
At the Wallops Flight Facility visitors center. From US 13 turn east onto Hwy 175 for around six miles. The visitors center will be on the right (south side) across from the base. Look for the rockets.
Daily 10-4. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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