The agency says the two programs will let students and teachers get hands-on experience using NASA sounding rockets and scientific balloons, and they'll get a chance to interact directly with NASA engineers and scientists.
The Wallops Rocket Academy will help reinforce science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts. And the WALLUPS balloons for educators give teachers a chance to fly experiments on scientific flights.
Selected participants will have the opportunity to attend a rocketry flight week in June at the facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Toots and the Maytals frontman Frederick "Toots'' Hibbert was hit in the head on Saturday night, leaving him with seven stitches.