Wallops PAO Still Does The Least Amount Possible (Update)

"NASA ROCKET SUCCESFULLY LAUNCHED JANUARY 11 - WALLOPS ISLAND, VA - A flight test of a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket was successfully conducted today from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Launch time was 8:25 a.m. The launch vehicle is being developed to support NASA science missions. The next rocket launch from Wallops Island is currently scheduled for no earlier than March 15. For information on NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, visit the web at: http://www.nasa.gov/wallops"

Keith's 9:16 am note: That is the entire press release. It would seem that Keith Koehler took a press release Haiku class. He tries to get away with the fewest words possible in these press releases. Nothing about the launch itself, its purpose, etc. This is an attempt to provide the least amount of information possible to the media. There is virtually nothing on the Wallops website - no launch photos - nothing. And Tweeting doesn't count - indeed, Kohler can't even be bothered to retweet the screen grab photos that Bob Jacobs tweeted. I guess no one at Wallops knows how to use a cellphone camera.

I hope someone with actual interest in promoting what Wallops does applies for the PAO job opening. at Wallops. If this is how NASA PAO does things at Wallops then no one is going to be paying attention when Orbital launches its Antares/Cygnus flight.

Job Opening: Apply to Fix Wallops' Broken PAO, earlier post

Keith's 1:32 pm update: Four hours and the Wallops website still refers to this launch as an upcoming event. No photo of the launch. No posting of the "press release". This is inexcusable - but Wallops management doesn't seem to care.

Keith's 2:00 pm update: The updates finally got posted. WFF claims it happened hours ago. It sure did not show up for me - and I have been checking.

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