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Va. Route 175 to Close for U.S. Navy Unmanned Aircraft Take-Off

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – Wallops Flight Facility officials say Virginia Route 175 will be closed Thursday morning as an unmanned aircraft takes-off.

Route 175, between Royal Farms and the NASA Visitor, will be closed for a 10 minute period between 7:20 and 8:05 a.m.

Officials say the closure is an extra safety measure. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator will depart Wallops at 7:30 a.m. to return to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

Wallops Flight Facility officials say the NASA Visitor Center will open at 7a.m. for the public to watch the U.S. Navy's X-47B unmanned aircraft take-off. 

The X-47B landed at Wallops July 10 following aircraft carrier landing tests off the coast of Virginia.

 

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