Global Space Exploration Conference

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC, USA

Technical Tours

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Friday, 25 May 2012

This tour of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center consists of Building 7, the Spacecraft Testing and Integration Facility, as well as Building 29, the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility. Buses will depart from the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at 0830 hrs and return at 1300 hrs. A ticket for the tour is $20 per person and is listed as an extra ticket on the registration form. Space is limited to the first 40 participants who purchase tickets. Preregistration is required.

This tour is sold out.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Friday, 25 May 2012

This tour of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) includes an overview of NOAA satellite programs, followed by a tour of the satellite operations control center and launch control room. Buses will depart from the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at 0830 hrs and return at 1300 hrs. A ticket for the tour is $20 per person and is listed as an extra ticket on the registration form. Space is limited to the first 40 participants who purchase tickets. Preregistration is required.

Lockheed Martin Space Experience Tour

Friday, 25 May 2012

In the Space Experience Center, visitors explore the critical role space plays in their everyday lives and understand the scope of Lockheed Martin’s heritage in helping our customers apply advanced space and missile technology to connect, protect and explore. Multimedia displays and interactive demonstrations showcase the critical function of space utilization for both civil and military applications in space science and exploration, national defense, and global security missions. A multi-purpose theater features high-definition video presentations and demonstrations on specific space-technology and program topics. Unique interactive displays, such as the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle cockpit simulator, a missile defense simulator, and the GPS Value Station provide visitors with a visceral experience of actual space technology in action. Buses will depart from the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at 1400 hrs.

Foreign nationals must purchase their ticket no later than two weeks before the tour date, and must provide their full name (as on their passport), date of birth, passport number, and country of citizenship in an email to Sandra Turner, conference registrar, at sandrat@aiaa.org

Platinum Sponsor:

Lockheed Martin

Gold Sponsor:

Boeing Company

Bronze Sponsors:

United Launch Alliance
Battelle
Pisces - Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems

Participation of:

Canadian Space Agency China National Space Administration European Space Agency Indian Space Research Organisation Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration Russian Federal Space Agency

Partner organisations:

International Academy of Astronautics International Institute of Space Law Comitee on Space Research International Space Exploration Coordination Group International Lunar Exploration Working Group

Conference Supporters:

Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute