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Wallops Flight Facility could launch humans come 2024



Human launches could be on the way for Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, according to Accomack Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Wolf. 

Wolf said the company Rocket Lab is working to transport humans to space in addition to the Electron rockets that have been launched at the facility. 

Rocket Lab is launching Electron rockets to place small satellites in orbit from Wallops, but its larger version, the Neutron, could become certified to carry humans into space, said Rocket Lab CEO Robert Beck in an interview with CNBC. 

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The organization hopes to develop a larger rocket and launch larger payloads from the Wallops pad as early as 2024.


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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service