Welcome to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority
and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport


The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) was created in 1995, with the mission of promoting commercial space activity, economic development and aerospace research within the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCSFA began its lease at Wallops Island in 1997 and continually expanded the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) facilities to its present day state, with two launch facilities (one mid-class and one small-class launch facility), as well as access to support infrastructure facilities through agreements with NASA, such as vehicle and payload processing integration facilities, support instrumentation and emergency facilities.

MARS is licensed by FAA for orbital launches.

Building upon a 55-year legacy of experience gained during over 16,000 rockets launched from NASA Wallops Flight Facility, MARS provides the best alternative for responsive, cost effective, reliable mission capable access to space.