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NASA Wallops Island Facility Prepares For Rocket Launches

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WALLOPS ISLAND, VA - JULY 5: View of the Orbital Science Corporation's Taurus II rocket being developed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, VA on July 5, 2011. Shown here are stage I and Stage II of the Taurus rocket. Orbital is a private company that develops rockets based in Dulles, VA. WFF officials hope with the last shuttle launch this week, business will shift their way. The WFF already hosts commercial industry at the site as well as research centers. Virginia is an attractive site for rocket and satellite launches because of its proximity to the water. Officials hope to attract and expand private and commercial launches and possibly space tourism in the near future to bring jobs and money to this part of the state. ( Photo by Linda Davidson/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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WALLOPS ISLAND, VA - JULY 5: View of the Orbital Science Corporation's Taurus II rocket being developed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, VA on July 5, 2011. Shown here are stage I and Stage II of the Taurus rocket. Orbital is a private company that develops rockets based in Dulles, VA. WFF officials hope with the last shuttle launch this week, business will shift their way. The WFF already hosts commercial industry at the site as well as research centers. Virginia is an attractive site for rocket and satellite launches because of its proximity to the water. Officials hope to attract and expand private and commercial launches and possibly space tourism in the near future to bring jobs and money to this part of the state. ( Photo by Linda Davidson/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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View of the Orbital Science Corporation's Taurus II rocket being... News Photo 118781430Horizontal,Human Interest,NASA,Orbital Sciences Corporation,Panoramic,Rocket,Taurus,VA,ViewPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2011 The Washington PostWALLOPS ISLAND, VA - JULY 5: View of the Orbital Science Corporation's Taurus II rocket being developed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, VA on July 5, 2011. Shown here are stage I and Stage II of the Taurus rocket. Orbital is a private company that develops rockets based in Dulles, VA. WFF officials hope with the last shuttle launch this week, business will shift their way. The WFF already hosts commercial industry at the site as well as research centers. Virginia is an attractive site for rocket and satellite launches because of its proximity to the water. Officials hope to attract and expand private and commercial launches and possibly space tourism in the near future to bring jobs and money to this part of the state. ( Photo by Linda Davidson/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)