Alright, it may not be landing a man on the moon but its still a milestone for Virginia’s growing role in outer space exploration and commercialization.
Next month NASA will launch a car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) from Virginia’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island.
Virginia has been building its outer space program for many years. The Virginia Wallops Island Flight facility has been around longer than NASA. It is now one of the country’s leading outer space research outposts.
Read more about the LADEE September launch here.