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LunGradCon: Logistics


LunGradCon 2016 will be held at the scenic NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA in Building 152, Room 120. Directions to Building 152 can be found here. Also, below is a map of the surrounding area, including NASA ARC, Moffett Field and the town of Mountain View, CA

The conference will be hosted by NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute which is headquartered at NASA Ames. NASA Ames Research Center is located in Mountain View, CA in the heart of Silicon Valley. Ames is a leader in nanotechnology, fundamental space biology, biotechnology, aerospace and thermal protection systems, and human factors research. Ames research in astrobiology focuses on the effects of gravity on living things, and the nature and distribution of stars, planets and life in the universe. As a leader in information technology research with a focus on supercomputing, networking and intelligent systems, Ames conducts the critical R/D and develops the enabling technologies that make NASA missions possible.

Ames has been heavily involved in lunar robotic missions. LCROSS was designed, developed, operated, and managed at NASA Ames, and the center managed and operated the Lunar Prospector mission in 1998.

ARC is only a short distance from downtown Mountain View, which hosts a wide variety of restaurants, coffeehouses, specialty shops, galleries, and year-round farmers markets. An even broader range of dining and entertainment opportunities are all within a short drive.

Air Travel

Participants should fly to the San Jose International Airport in San Jose, CA, which is a 15 minute drive from Mountain View and NASA ARC.


LunGradCon has reserved a block of rooms at the Quality Inn & Suites in Mountain View at a reduced conference price. The hotel is walking distance to Ames Research Center and downtown.

If requested, rooms can be reserved for registered participants and roommates will be assigned (roommate requests are welcome and will be honored) but please be registered by July 4th to receive the reduced rate. Please see the regristration form.

Travel Funding

LunGradCon has a limited amount of travel funds to defray the costs of air travel and lodging. Although the special hotel rate is available for the entire week, the funding is designed to help cover the costs of just the LunGradCon (July 18-19).

Unlike years past, there will be a stipend instead of reimbursement to aid in travel expenses. If you need prior financial assistance please email the conference organizers.

Contact Information

Questions? Email the conference organizers.

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