National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Travel and Location Information

TFAWS 2017 Host Center


For more than 50 years, the unique capabilities and expertise at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has been used to design and build the engines, vehicles, space systems, instruments and science payloads that make possible unprecedented missions of science and discovery throughout our solar system. Marshall’s rich history of engineering excellence enabled the development of the Saturn Program that put man on the moon, developed new rocket engines and tanks for the Space Shuttle Program, built sections of the International Space Station and now manages all the science work of the astronauts aboard the ISS from a 24/7 Payload Operations and Integration Center. As one of NASA’s largest field centers with nearly 6,000 civil service and contractor employees, Marshall Space Flight Center is leading the development of the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever designed to carry human explorers, their equipment and science payloads deeper into space than ever before.

For information on TFAWS 2017 site tours to visit the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, visit our Site Tours page!

TFAWS 2017 Conference Venue

TFAWS 2017 will be held at The Westin Huntsville, conveniently located in Bridge Street Town Centre which features over 70 upscale shops and full-service restaurants, the 210-room Westin Huntsville Hotel, and the 14-screen Monaco Pictures. The Westin Huntsville offers over 13,000 square feet of handsomely appointed meeting space within minutes of Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville International Airport, and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Follow the links for more information about what Bridge Street Towne Centre & The Westin Huntsville have to offer.

Please refer to The Westin Huntsville’s website for information on Directions and Parking. Both Bridge Street Towne Centre and The Westin Huntsville offer complimentary parking throughout the property.

Venue Details:

The Westin Huntsville
6800 Governors West, NW,
Huntsville, AL, 35806


TFAWS 2017 Hotel Information

TFAWS 2017 has established a block of rooms at The Westin Huntsville offering the convenience of staying in the same hotel as the conference site. Be sure to book your stay early as there are a limited number of rooms available at the government per diem rate.  If you are unable to book a stay at The Westin Huntsville, a list of alternate hotels has been provided that are within a short distance of the conference.

The Westin Huntsville
6800 Governors West, NW,
Huntsville, AL, 35806

“The Westin Huntsville blends sophistication, elegance and classic southern hospitality with the unique shopping, dining and entertainment of Bridge Street Town Centre. Located within Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park and less than two miles from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and the Redstone Arsenal. Conveniently located 15 minutes from the Huntsville Airport, The Westin Huntsville is more than an accommodation, it is a destination.”

Alternative Hotel Options

Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville/Research Park
7010 Cabela Drive
Huntsville, Alabama, 35806
TEL: +1-256-971-1850
Distance From TFAWS: 1.0 mi

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Huntsville West/Redstone Gateway
6500 Redstone Gateway Southwest
Huntsville, AL 35808
TEL: +1-256-895-3300
Distance From TFAWS: 2.1 mi

Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center
5 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805
TEL: +1-256-830-2222
Distance From TFAWS: 2.4 mi

Local Transportation

If you are flying into Huntsville International Airport please check out the Ground Transportation link to view the available rental car and taxi services available at the airport. Uber and Lyft offer services throughout the Huntsville and surrounding areas but please note that they Do Not offer pick-up service from Huntsville International Airport.

Local Area Information

For an overview of things to do and places to see in Huntsville please check out the Huntsville Visitors Bureau and check back here as TFAWS approaches for more information coming soon!