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Activity Spike Keeping Unlikely Wallops Contractor Busy

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SAN FRANCISCO — NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is experiencing a spike in activity as personnel prepare to conduct a series of research missions on sounding rockets, unmanned aerial vehicles and Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Minotaur 1 and Taurus 2 rockets. That ambitious schedule is keeping all Wallops workers busy but offers a particular challenge for LJT & Associates Inc., the firm that won a five-year contract in June and took over the management in August of the Wallops Research Range, the only launch range owned and operated by NASA.

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Black Brant 10 Rocket Launched from Wallops

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A Black Brant 10 sounding rocket featuring a new third-stage motor launched Aug. 4 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s eastern shore.

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Wallops Range Contract Goes to LJT & Associates

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NASA has selected Columbia, Md.-based LJT & Associates Inc. to provide range operations support at the U.S. space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s eastern shore through mid-2015.

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NASA Taps Wrobel To Run Wallops Flight Facility, Va.

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WASHINGTON — NASA’s chief expendable rocket buyer, William Wrobel, has been named director of the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s eastern shore, NASA said in a Jan. 19 news release. He replaces John Campbell, who retired Dec. 31.

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NASA Taps Wrobel To Run Wallops

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WASHINGTON — NASA’s chief expendable rocket buyer William Wrobel has been named director of the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s eastern shore, NASA said in a Jan. 19 news release. He replaces John Campbell, who retired Dec. 31.

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June 27, 1945: Wallops Begins Learn As You Go Rocket Program

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Washington -- Though n ot particularly impressive or scientifically important, the first rocket launches from Wallops Island, Va., proved crucial for the team sent to turn a backwater area into a research launch center.

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