Mikulski to attend Wallops launch facility groundbreaking


Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski will be at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility for groundbreaking Monday on a launch facility that will test a new rocket designed to service the International Space Station once the shuttle retires.

The senator says construction will create 250 jobs and the launch site will eventually bring 400 high-tech jobs to the Eastern Shore by 2010.

The lower Eastern Shore site has been chosen by Orbital Sciences Corporation as the base of operations for development, assembly, and testing of the Taurus II rocket.

Mikulski is chairwoman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee that funds NASA.

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