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Feb. 4, 2002

Michael Mewhinney

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Phone: 650/604-3937 or 650/604-9000

mmewhinney@mail.arc.nasa.gov


RELEASE: 02-13AR

NASA AMES IMPLEMENTS NEW VISITOR ACCESS PROCEDURES

NASA Ames Research Center officials today announced new entry procedures designed to make it easier for visitors to enter NASA Research Park, the 213-acre research and development campus being developed at Moffett Field.

Starting today, visitors to NASA Research Park need only show their driver’s license or appropriate photo identification to the guard on duty at the main gate on Moffett Boulevard or at the Ellis Street/South Gate, which will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors to NASA Research Park will need to inform the gate guard of their destination, and access will be permitted only during the visited facility’s normal business hours. News media access must be coordinated with the facility to be visited.

"As NASA begins the process of transforming the former Naval Air Station Moffett Field into a dynamic research and education community, we want to facilitate our gate entry procedures to make it easier for the public to enter this exciting new development," said William Berry, Deputy Director of NASA Ames Research Center.

Students attending classes at one of the NASA Research Park university facilities can gain access by showing their student identification card. Military retirees will continue to be granted access upon presentation of their retired military identification credentials. NASA Research Park partners will be issued a new photo identification badge for entry to the new development.

Two new gates and a new security fence have been installed to control public access to NASA Ames Research Center (the Ames Campus). Visitors to the Ames Campus still will require a visitor pass issued by the Visitor and Badging Office, located in Building 26 at the main gate. News media visits will continue to be coordinated and approved by the NASA Public Affairs Office prior to the issuance of a visitor pass.

For further information about access, badging and security, contact the Ames Protective Services Office. The hotline number is 650/604-3400, the on-duty manager can be reached at 650/604-1622 or call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 650/604-5416.

For information about the NASA Research Park, please see the project web site:

http://researchpark.arc.nasa.gov

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