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 (

Antares Picture Perfect Blastoff Launches Commercial Space Race

Virginia's Eastern Shore.

1st fully integrated Antares rocket – decaled with huge American flag – stands firmly erect at seaside Launch Pad 0-A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on 6 April 2013 following night time rollout. Maiden Antares test launch is scheduled for 17 April 2013. Later operational flights are critical to resupply the ISS. Credit: Ken Kremer (

Make your trip on the eastern shore a memorable one.

International Crew Launches to Space Station

Virginia's Eastern Shore

Eastern Shore of Virginia sunset

Antares Private Rocket Thunders off Virginia Coast bound for Space Station – Marks 2nd US Commercial Launch This Week Read more:

Soyuz Launches New Crew to Space Station

We love Blue Crabs... on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Iran Launches a Monkey on a Suborbital Rocket - Iran's space monkey. Via Fox News. According to Iran state media, Iran launched a suborbital rocket last week with a passenger aboard: a monkey. A gray tufted monkey survived the flight, riding inside an “indigenous bio-capsule” which was recovered after the flight. While the US and other nations are worried that Iran’s real goal is to have a nuclear missile program, Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state television that this launch

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Virginia’s Eastern Shore: A natural fit for summer - The Washington Post

Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel connecting eastern shore VA to southside VA

Abandoned buildings and creepy woods on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Full moon over illuminated forest, New Castle, Virginia

9 new stories for 2013/04/13 This Week in Space Pictures – April 12, 2013 The Week in Space Pictures was something new we launched last week and we’re trying to improve on it with this eye-catching info graphic. Let us know what you think!

A Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital rocket carrying experiments developed by university students nationwide in the RockSat-X program was successfully launched at 6 a.m. EDT August 13. Credit: NASA/Allison Stancil Watch the cool Video below

Assateague Lighthouse After Sunset

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.