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The Resource Wallops Island, Nan Devincent-Hayes and Bo Bennett

Wallops Island, Nan Devincent-Hayes and Bo Bennett

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Wallops Island
Title
Wallops Island
Statement of responsibility
Nan Devincent-Hayes and Bo Bennett
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Located in Accomack County on Virginia's Eastern Shore, Wallops Island was once a primitive swath of land, uncivilized but by the wild ponies and mosquitoes that made its scrub-covered shores their home. But as the centuries passed, the wildness of the island was radically altered by the influx of colonists, then vacationers, and, eventually, some of the brightest scientific minds in the country. The history of Wallops Island has been one of transition. In the colonial period, John Wallop, an industrious man and self-made millionaire, was granted much of the island's acreage by the English Crown for providing assistance to new colonists trying to reach Virginia. In 1889, Wallops Island was bought and converted into a vacation destination for a handful of wealthy families from Pennsylvania, who, in turn, sold the island to the federal government in the 1940s. Once in the hands of NASA the island was transformed into a center for the high-tech development of rockets, missiles, and the means for space travel. From weather balloons and Tiamat missiles to aerodynamics and hurricane research, the Wallops Island Flight Facility and its predecessors have been instrumental in the evolution and success of the American space program
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Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
975.501
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
Wallops Island, Nan Devincent-Hayes and Bo Bennett
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11449576
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781439627761
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11449576
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11449576
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Wallops Island, Nan Devincent-Hayes and Bo Bennett
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11449576
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781439627761
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11449576
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11449576
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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