50334761 story Unmanned NASA Rocket Lifts Off From Wallops Island, On Way To Moon 56 Posted by timothy on Saturday September 07, 2013 @02:36AM from the why-is-nasa-listening-to-our-calls-from-the-moon? dept. A moon-bound NASA rocket was launched successfully Friday evening from Virginia's Wallops Island. The launch was visible over a wide stretch of the east coast; YouTube videos are beginning to show up. The robotic probe, to study lunar dust, is the first rocket launched into outer space from the Virginia launch site.