Talk:Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

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Nov 2007[edit]

Shorter names in Spaceport template[edit]

Article is missing much[edit]

How many launch pads are at this spaceport? Now, currently operational? Historically? What is the scope of the spaceport? Private and Military? NASA is contracting for private spaceflights--does NASA also control any of this spaceport like NASA does at Kennedy Space Center? How large is the spaceport? What is the annual budget for the spaceport? How much of that is subsidized by the government? By the Commonwealth of Virginia? By various Federal government agencies? I'll start looking for some of this info, but that is just a start on what would make this a better Wikipedia article. N2e (talk) 14:38, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

I have confirmed one answer to the above set of questions. NASA does not use the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). Rather, MARS is located at the southern tip of the (larger?) NASA facility on Wallops Island, the Wallops Flight Facility. Even though NASA has considerable facilities there on Wallops Island, the MARS launch of a Minotaur I in 2006 was the first orbital launch from Wallops since 1985 (this is now documented, with sources, in the article). Cheers. N2e (talk) 18:02, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Need a recent photo of the NEW launch pad, the only one that is a part of the MAR Spaceport[edit]

The article would be much improved with a recent photo of the NEW launch pad, Launch Pad 0A (without the Wallops Flight Facility facilities in the background). After all, only LP 0 is a part of MARS, and so the photo of MARS should not really be the same old 2008 photo of the entire WFF when it used to, jurisdictionally, include LP0. Will add a {{reqphoto}}. N2e (talk) 00:53, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Morgan Riley (talk) 20:50, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Possible use by Bigelow Aerospace or for human spaceflight more generally[edit]

A number of recent news reports have spoken of possibly bringing human space flight to Wallops Island, generally with Bigelow Aerospace at the center of them. Not clear whether the push for HSF is only related to Bigelow, or is more broadly supported and may have legs even sans Bigelow. Here is one such source: Human spaceflight a possibility for Wallops Island, WKTR News, 19 February 2014.

It is also not clear from what is in the news stories whether the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport is being considered, or if it is rather an initiative to get NASA to upgrade their adjacent Wallops Flight Facility to support human space transport. When we get more sources that clear this up, this would be good info to improve the article. N2e (talk) 17:32, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Antares failure[edit]

Shouldn't that be 'catastrophic failure' to distinguish the event from simple failures? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.174.156.25 (talk) 03:24, 29 October 2014 (UTC)