May 1, 2023

VISA, Riverside Health System, DroneUp, Accomack Northampton Planning District Commission and VIPC Announce Partnership for Medical Package Drone Delivery Project

Onancock, VA. (May 1, 2023) – The Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy (VISA), Riverside Health System (RHS), DroneUp, and the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC) […]
April 24, 2023

Partnership to deliver medications with cargo drones to patients on the Virginia Eastern Shore

Riverside, in partnership with DroneUp, VISA/ODU, the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC), will begin delivering prescription medications to patients on […]
February 21, 2023

ODU Researcher Awarded $2,000,000 Navy Project to Develop Flexible Simulation Capabilities to Safely Test Autonomous Naval Vessels

Suffolk, Va. (February 20, 2023) – Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Spaceflight & Autonomy (VISA), a business unit within ODU’s Virginia, Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center […]
December 7, 2022

Unmanned Systems for Port Security and Emergency Response Project in Hampton Roads Expands with Three More Companies

NEWS PROVIDED BY Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation December 05, 2022, 21:03 GMT RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2022 / — The Virginia Department of Emergency […]
November 16, 2022

ODU’s Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy Helps Lead Unmanned Systems Port Security Demonstration

By Joe Garvey The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) in partnerships with Old Dominion University’s Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy (VISA) and the Port of Virginia conducted a successful demonstration of […]
October 12, 2022

New VISA Position Open – Sr. Director of Space Research and Science

Great news! We are hiring a Sr. Director of Space Research and Science who will be located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Job duties include: […]
August 4, 2022

Project Scientists Test WAM-V – First Time on the Water in 4 Years

Several VMASC project scientists were out at Haven Creek Boat Ramp in Norfolk, VA recently to test the WAM–V (Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel) – an autonomous, versatile platform with a useful […]
August 2, 2022
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Dr. David Bowles Appointed to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Aerospace Advisory Council

Our Executive Director, Dr. David Bowles, has been appointed to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Aerospace Advisory Council. Governor Youngkin announced additional key administrative appointments today. “I’m proud […]
July 19, 2022

AAM Exploratory Discussion Meeting

On June 27, 2022, representatives from the Virginia Institute for Spaceflight and Autonomy (VISA), the Virginia innovation Partnership Corporation – Unmanned Systems Center (VIPC), the Hampton Roads […]
July 15, 2022

NASA Langley Research Center Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony July 14, 2022

Our Executive Director Dr. David Bowles was proud to be part of NASA Langley Research Center‘s Hall of Honor committee and attend the induction ceremony of […]
July 6, 2022

NASA Wallops Visit and Tour

Along with Old Dominion University and Eastern Shore Community College, we were able to tour NASA Wallops and start conversations about workforce development and collaboration. We […]
June 1, 2022

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) and VISA Announce Proposals Selected for UxS Port Security and Emergency Response Opportunity.

Richmond, Virginia, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Virginia Institute for Space Flight & Autonomy (VISA) and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) have selected […]
January 14, 2022

ODU’s Morris Foster Reappointed to Virginia Space Flight Authority

January 14, 2022 Morris W. Foster, vice president for research at Old Dominion University, was reappointed to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) by Governor […]
December 23, 2021

Governor Northam Announces More Than $3.6 Million in Growth and Opportunity Virginia Grants

GO Virginia funding will attract businesses, support infrastructure and workforce development programs RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced more than $3.6 million in Growth and Opportunity for […]
November 4, 2021

ODU, HRMC Announce Maritime Innovation Initiatives

November 04, 2021 By Amber Kennedy The Hampton Roads Maritime Collaborative for Growth & Innovation (HRMC) and Old Dominion University (ODU) unveiled two major maritime initiatives […]
January 21, 2021

ODU’s Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy Envisions the Future of Unmanned Systems

January 21, 2022 By Amber Kennedy In early January, hundreds of drivers were stranded in snowy conditions on Interstate 95 for more than 24 hours. Some […]