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With launches from Wallops Island, Virginia has made a name for itself in spaceflight.
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With launches from Wallops Island, Virginia has made a name for itself in spaceflight.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced an operating agreement between the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority and the Alaska Aerospace Corp.

The two spaceports will work together to share engineering, technical knowledge and operating procedures.

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority executive director Dale Nash says the two spaceports don't compete for the same launches, so they could work together to offer customers launching options on both the East and West coasts. Nash formerly worked at the Alaska Aerospace Corp.

Virginia has four upcoming launches, including two in September to the moon and to the International Space Station.

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