NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, located on
Virginia's Eastern Shore, was established in 1945 by the National
Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, as a center for aeronautic research.
Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Wallops operator can be reached at 757-824-1000. For up to date information on closings, launches, and other events affecting the base, please call 757-824-2050.
The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce was founded in
1954, when a group of businessmen in the town got together and decided
to establish the much needed organization. In the first few months of its operation, one
of the largest projects undertaken was the printing of the Chincoteague Beacon, a
local newspaper which is still in circulation today (but not printed by the Chamber).
The Chamber has grown from 66 members in 1954 to 272 members in 2007. We are a non-profit, volunteer membership organization serving as the leading spokesman and representative for the businesses on Chincoteague Island. We unite businesses, improving both business and economic development on the island. We play a vital role in Town issues and state legislature that could adversely or positively impact our businesses and our livelihood.
Returning campers are encouraged and welcomed at Space Flight Adventure Camp. We invite them to help first time campers, and share the knowledge they gained during previous sessions. Often returning campers bring a friend to share the experience and memories of camp.
Since our field trips remain the same each year, returning campers participate in many of the same experiences that they enjoyed as first time campers.
Thanks to generous support from local companies, deserving students can apply for financial assistance with camp tuition. Completed applications must be received no later than one month before the selected session begins, and must be accompanied by a $100.00 deposit.
If scholarship funds are not available, Academy staff can work with families to seek assistance from their own communities.
These forms should be completed and mailed to:
Space Flight Adventure Camp
Atlantic, VA 23303
The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce is somewhat unique in that most of our businesses are tourism related. Therefore, our primary efforts are devoted to bringing tourism to the island.View Details