2019 Post-Summit Tour - July 19, 2019
YOU MUST Sign up by JUNE 21, 2019.
Our 2019 post-conference tour is not one to be missed. This behind-the-scenes guided tour will be at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771 . We’ll leave the conference hotel AND the dorms at 9am sharp on July 19, 2019 and caravan over to Greenbelt for our tour - feel free to ride in our van or follow in your own car - and return to Baltimore by 230pm. We’ll visit the visitor’s center, the shake-and-rattle clean room, research laboratories, engineering test facilities, the lunch-cafeteria, and of course the NASA Gift Shop! You’ll never get another opportunity to see the inside workings of NASA’s biggest construction and testing facility. Kindly note, you MUST be a US citizen in order to participate in this tour. Sign up by June 21, 2019.
GSFC is the largest combined organization of scientists and engineers in the United States dedicated to increasing knowledge of the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe via observations from space. GSFC is a major US laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. GSFC conducts scientific investigation, development and operation of space systems, and development of related technologies. Goddard scientists can develop and support a mission, and Goddard engineers and technicians can design and build the spacecraft for that mission.
GSFC also operates two spaceflight tracking and data acquisition networks (the Space Network and the Near Earth Network), develops and maintains advanced space and Earth science data information systems, and develops satellite systems for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
GSFC manages operations for many NASA and international missions including the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the Explorers Program, the Discovery Program, the Earth Observing System (EOS), INTEGRAL, MAVEN, OSIRIS-REx, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), and Swift. Past missions managed by GSFC include the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, SMM, COBE, IUE, and ROSAT.
description adapted from wikipedia