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2009 Travel and Lodging Information


Participants of the RockOn workshop are required to attend the first day of the workshop to participate in the weeklong workshop.  Participants need to be on-site on June 21, 2009 at 10:30 AM and plan to leave the site on June 27, 2009.  Although there are no activities planned on June 27, 2009, this is our backup launch date.  In addition, there are activities planned until the early evening on June 26, 2009.  Please read the remaining items on this page before booking your airline tickets and hotel rooms.

AIR: The RockOn workshop will held at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.  There is no direct way to get to Wallops without a 1 to 2 hour drive.  It is recommended to fly into Norfolk International Airport and drive 110 miles northeast to Wallops.   You may also fly into Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, which is only 60 miles from Wallops Flight Facility but has limited flight availability.  Please download directions below.   Participants will need a rental car.

HOTEL: The Wallops Flight Facility is very close to Chincoteague Island (a popular summer tourist location) and the Atlantic Ocean.  That said, lodging will difficult to find.  However, a block of rooms have been reserved for our group at the Refuge Inn.  The rate is $120 per night plus tax.  Please contact the Refuge Inn directly to make your reservations.  Tell them you are with the RockOn Workshop.  Your credit card will be charged a one night deposit at the time of your reservation.  There is a one month cancellation requirement.   Rooms must be reserved by April 15, 2009.  If no one answers, please leave a message and they will call you back..  We recommend that you book your rooms from Saturday, June 20 through June 27, 2009.  If you check out early during the workshop, they will still charge you for the remaining days.

        Refuge Inn

(757) 336-5511
(888) 257-0038

There are many restaurants on Chincoteague Island.  For a list of them please click the link below.  Directions will be updated in March 2009.

Directions from Norfolk to Wallops/Refuge Inn Refuge Inn Restaurants
Directions from Refuge Inn to Wallops    

This Site was last updated May 24, 2010

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