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Antares rocket erect at the Eastern shore of Virginia slated for maiden liftoff on April 17. Only a few hundred feet of beach sand and a miniscule sea wall separate the Wallops Island pad from the Atlantic Ocean waves and Mother Nature. Credit: Ken Kremer (kenkremer.com)

Contrails line the sky over Wallops Island, Va., on July 4, 2013 after two sounding rockets launched 15 seconds apart as part of the Daytime Dynamo experiment. A NASA Black Brant V was launched at 10:31:25 a.m. and was followed 15 seconds later by a Terrier-Improved Orion.

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18 Amazing Photos of NASA's 'Five Rockets in Five Minutes' Launch

A rocket launch from Wallops Island, nearby where I spent summers as a kid dreaming of being on a rocket someday...

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel - Va Beach to Eastern Shore. 23 Miles - can anyone say Make it a Marathon Run?

Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), top, Flight Engineers: Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, center, and Karen Nyberg of NASA, bottom, wave farewell as they board the Soyuz rocket ahead of their launch to the International Space Station, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls.

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27 Ice Cream Shops You Need To Visit Before You Die

3. Island Creamery — Chincoteague Island, Va. 27 Ice Cream Shops You Need To Visit Before You Die

Photo courtesy of Camerondavidson@camerondavidson.com. Shore birds of Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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Beaches in Virginia That Are Not Crowded

USA Today names Assateague and Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia as non-crowded beaches to visit in Virginia.

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27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Assateague Island, Virginia & Maryland | 27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die