TFAWS 2023 Host Center
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is home to the nation’s largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe.
Just outside Washington, Goddard is home to Hubble operations and a proving ground for the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope. Goddard manages communications between mission control and orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Goddard scientists stare into the Sun, grind up meteorites for signs of life’s building blocks, look into the farthest reaches of space, and untangle the mysteries of our own changing world. Goddard engineers construct sensitive instruments, build telescopes that peer into the cosmos, and operate the test chambers that ensure those satellites’ survival.
Named for American rocketry pioneer Dr. Robert H. Goddard, the center was established May 1, 1959, as NASA’s first space flight complex. Goddard and its several installations are critical in carrying out NASA’s missions of space exploration and scientific discovery.
TFAWS 2023 Conference Venue
TFAWS 2023 will be held at The Hotel at the University of Maryland. This AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel and conference center, located in the heart of the suburban Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia metro area, is located across the street from the main entrance to the University of Maryland College Park campus. Guests will find convenient access to Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, all these areas have to offer.
The Hotel at University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Room Block Information – Updated July 24, 2023
The room block at The Hotel at UMD is now sold out! There are currently rooms available at the Cambria hotel, 2 blocks away from the venue (~10 minute walk).
Group rate rooms at the Cambria may be accessed here.
Registrants may also choose whatever lodging option that works best for them and is compliant with their organization.
Additional hotels in the area:
- Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
- Holiday Inn – College Park
- Crowne Plaza
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