Logistics


Transportation and Parking

All transportation to and from the conference site must be arranged by the conference attendees themselves. The nearest major airports to the conference site are San Jose International (SJC) located 10 miles to the southeast of Moffett Field, CA, and San Francisco International (SFO) located 30 miles to the northwest. Free parking will be available to all conference participants and space art exhibit visitors immediately outside (within 5 min walking distance of) the conference venue.

Accommodations

All accommodations for lodging must be made by the conference attendees themselves. There are many hotels and motels in or near Mountain View, CA, near NASA Ames Research Center. A block of rooms at the NASA Lodge will be reserved for pre-registered conference attendees who wish to stay at the NASA Research Park, subject to availability. To reserve a room at the NASA Lodge, please contact Ms. Kira Lorber, Mars Institute Logistics Manager, by Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at: kira.lorber@marsinstitute.net

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages for breakfast and lunch may be purchased from an accredited vendor on site during regular business hours. No dinner service is available at the conference venue. Attendees with special dietary needs should contact Ms. Kira Lorber, Mars Institute Logistics Manager, regarding those needs by Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at: kira.lorber@marsinstitute.net

Security

Foreign nationals wishing to participate in the conference are required to provide passport, and if applicable, visa, information in order to be granted access to NASA Ames Research Center. Details about the procedure to follow will be provided via a later update to the present announcement on the conference registration website.

Travel Assistance

It is anticipated that a limited number of Travel Grants will be available for some categories of students with selected abstract submissions. Students needing travel support in order to participate in the conference in person should indicate so on their abstract submission form. Both US and International students may qualify for student travel support, although only limited support may be awarded. Additional details regarding available travel assistance will be provided at a later date on the conference registration website.



Directions to NASA Ames: Building 152 - Conference Center
Quick Tip! For on-demand directions to the conference, you can click on the small blue star inside the embedded map above!

Highway 101 (From South):
Take 101 North out of airport (towards San Francisco)
Drive approximately 9 miles
Exit on Moffett Boulevard/NASA Parkway, Exit 398
Turn to right at end of ramp on Moffett Boulevard
Head straight into NASA Research Park (NRP) gate where you will be asked to show picture identification
Go through the NASA gate and at the split in the road, veer right.
Continue, then turn right on Bailey Road and proceed to Building 152.

Highway 101 (From North):
Drive approximately 30 miles on 101 South
Exit on Moffett Blvd/NASA Pkwy
Turn right at the end of the ramp
Head straight into the NASA Research Park (NRP) gate where you will be asked to show a picture identification
Go through the NASA gate and at the split in the road, veer right onto Wescoat Road
Go through the NASA gate and at the split in the road, veer right.
Continue, then turn right on Bailey Road. Continue to arrive at Building 152.

Contact Information


Dr. Pascal Lee
Planetary Scientist
Mars Institute, SETI Institute
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop 245-3
Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
Tel: +1 408 687 7103
E-mail: pascal.lee@marsinstitute.net

Greg Schmidt
Deputy Director
International Partnerships
Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop 17-1
Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
Tel: +1 650 604 2611
E-mail: gregory.schmidt@nasa.gov