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Virginia Spaceport Authority Attends Aerospace Days in Richmond

The Virginia Spaceport Authority (VSA) attended Aerospace Days at the Virginia General Assembly on February 6-8. This event is an opportunity for representatives from Virginia’s..

Virginia Spaceport Authority's First Annual Industry Day

The Virginia Spaceport Authority hosted its first annual Industry Day on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 9am-2pm at the Chincoteague Firehouse on Chincoteague Island, Virginia.

Virginia Spaceport Authority establishes Employee Safety and Health Council

Introducing the VSA Employee Safety and Health Council! The mission of the Virginia Spaceport Authority Employee Safety and Health Council is to develop and promote a healthy...

The Virginia Spaceport Authority Launched the Final Antares 230+ Rocket to the International Space Station

Northrop Grumman’s Antares 230+ rocket carrying the Cygnus Spacecraft S.S. Laurel Clark successfully launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on August 1, 2023.

Virginia Spaceport Authority Launches first Rocket Lab HASTE mission

Virginia Spaceport Authority successful launched Rocket Lab’s first suborbital testbed launch vehicle called HASTE (Hypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron) for Leidos...

Virginia Spaceport Authority Hosts Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) For a Visit to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS)

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and members of his staff toured the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport during a visit to the Eastern Shore on Friday, March 17. Senator Kaine was...

Virginia Spaceport Authority’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport completes second successful Rocket Lab launch

The “Stronger Together” mission successfully launched from the Virginia Spaceport Authority’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Thursday, March 16...

Rocket Lab’s second rocket set to launch from the Virginia Spaceport Authority’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

The Virginia Commercial Spaceport Authority’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) will be launching the second Rocket Lab Electron mission on Saturday, March 11...

VA Space, ESCC Ink Unique Internship Agreement

The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority and Eastern Shore Community College have formally partnered in an internship program that is the authority’s first with a college...

Virginia Spaceport Authority Represents the Eastern Shore of Virginia at Commercial Space Week 2023 in Orlando, Florida

Commercial Space Week is taking place in Orlando, Florida from February 20th-24th and consists of three conference programs: The Space Mobility Conference, The Global Spaceport...

Virginia Spaceport Authority Celebrates Success of "Virginia is for Launch Lovers” Mission from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket successfully launched on January 24th from the Virginia Spaceport Authority’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS)...

Virginia Spaceport Authority Holds Memorandum of Understanding Ceremony with Eastern Shore Community College

Virginia Spaceport Authority CEO and Executive Director Roosevelt “Ted” Mercer, Jr. and Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) President Dr. Jim Shaeffer on Monday signed...

U.S. DOT Names New Members to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is welcoming 21 new members to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee.

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