National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Venue Hotel, & Transportation Information

TFAWS 2018 Host Center

NASA’s Johnson Space Center has been a leader in human space exploration for more than half a century. As the nucleus of the nation’s astronaut corps and home to International Space Station mission operations, the Orion crew and a host of future space developments, the center plays a pivotal role in human space exploration and enhancing technological and scientific knowledge to benefit all of humankind. Established in 1961 on nearly 1,700 acres southeast of downtown Houston as the Manned Spacecraft Center, the center was renamed in 1973 to honor the late president and Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson. From the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs to the International Space Station and Orion, the center has been at the forefront of America’s human spaceflight programs. Johnson’s nearly 10,000-person workforce helps bolster NASA’s standing as an institution where creative and talented problem solvers push the boundaries of explorations innovation




TFAWS 2018 Conference Location

The 29th annual TFAWS will be hosted by JSC at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 20 miles south of the Johnson Space Center.

Galveston Island boasts state-of-the-art meetings facilities surrounded by a tropical paradise complete with 32 miles of sparkling Gulf Coast beaches, adventure attractions, rich history, unique shopping and culture. Galveston is home to one of the largest collections of well-preserved Victorian architecture in the country and is Texas’ premier cruise port. Located just 50 miles south of Houston, this small island possesses all the charm of a historic beach town while offering modern amenities.

Galveston Island Convention Center        5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551







TFAWS 2018 Hotel Information

TFAWS 2018 has established a block of rooms at the AAA Four Diamond Award Winning San Luis Resort. Discover unparalleled luxury at The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center, a 32-acre, beachfront hotel and spa resort on beautiful Galveston Island, Texas. The San Luis Resort offers the perfect Galveston hotel and resort experience with lavish accommodations, breathtaking Gulf views and personalized service.

With easy access to the Galveston Island Convention Center, the San Luis will be offering a limited-number block of rooms at a group rate of $121.00, the government per diem rate. The TFAWS 2018 website will be updated with information on booking a room shortly.



For individuals flying in from out of town, it is highly recommended you fly into Houston’s Hobby International Airport (HOU) due to it’s proximity to Galveston, Texas.

                                                                                                                          The San Luis Resort          5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551






Local Transportation

For those from out of town: The San Luis Resort and Galveston Island Convention Center are approximately 40 miles from Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU) and 70 miles from Houston’s George Bush Airport (IAH). It is highly recommended that individuals fly into Hobby (HOU) if at all possible. We also recommend that individuals either find carpooling opportunities, use Uber or Lift, or refer any local transportation service such as Galveston Limo to assist in streamlining the trip to Galveston.


Once at the resort, you will be welcomed with free parking. Although only less than 0.5 mile from the Galveston Island Convention Center, daily shuttle services will be available for TFAWS 2018.

For those from the Houston Area: The TFAWS planning committee is hard at work in making this event as successful as ever. We are currently working with JSC Transportation to schedule daily shuttles from JSC to the Galveston Island Convention Center for TFAWS 2018. For those who will be driving, free parking will be available at the convention center. To enable your attendance at TFAWS, we have also set aside multiple breakout rooms at the convention center for any unforeseen work related needs.