Milestone Take off: First NASA Wallops-Controlled Global Hawk Flight (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Caption NASA's Global Hawk 872 known as GH872 departed from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., at 8:41 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2013. This was the first take off controlled by the Global Hawk Operations Center-2 (GHOC-2), located at Wallops. GHOC-1 is located at NASA Dryden, Calif. The GH872 departure marks the HS3 mission's first science flight. GH 872 It is scheduled to return on Aug. 21. For more Global Hawk and HS3 images, visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_goddard/sets/72157631588643301 For NASA's HS3 mission, visit: www.nasa.gov/HS3. Credit Credit: NASA/Brea Reeves Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.