Whether you’re a hardcore space junky or just your average joe, watching a Nasa rocket launch is exciting to behold! You can view launches from NASA Wallops Visitor Center, or from Chincoteague Island, itself!
The NASA Wallops Visitor Center on Wallops Island, Virginia, is just ten minutes from Chincoteague Island. The center contains interactive exhibits highlighting the history of Wallops Flight Facility, one of the oldest launch sites on the planet! The facility is free to visit and will have you feeling like an astronaut, yourself!
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Near Chincoteague Island discover what has been going on since 1945 at one of the oldest launch sites in the world. No spacecraft needed to have an astronauts-eye-view of the planets and moons at the new Science On a Sphere Theatre. A six-foot-diameter globe provides stunning visual effects from real scientific data. The animated sphere seems to float in space – just as an astronaut would see the Earth!
Nasa Visitor Center Schedule:
Mar – Jun: Thursday – Monday 10 to 4.
July 4-Labor Day: Daily 10 to 4.
Sept – Nov: Thursday – Monday 10 to 4.
Dec – Feb: Monday – Friday 10 to 4.
While visiting on the Eastern Shore, please come and stay with us at the Island Manor House, Bed and Breakfast on beautiful Chincoteague Island! We are located just minutes from NASA’s visitor center and launch site!