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February 6, 2013
 

map of edwards air force base Click here for map NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center is a tenant of Edwards Air Force Base and is located on the western edge of the Mojave Desert, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

Map to Edwards AFB

From Los Angeles

  • Drive north on Interstate Highway 5 (Golden State Freeway) or San Diego Freeway (405) to State Highway 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway); go through Palmdale and Lancaster.
  • When you reach Rosamond, exit at Rosamond Blvd., turn east (right), follow signs to Edwards AFB. The Air Force west gate security guard station is about eight miles inside the west boundary of the base.
  • Continue on Rosamond Blvd. about 10 more miles past main base area to Lilly Ave., where a large masonry sign identifies NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.
  • Turn right on Lilly Ave., proceed ¾ mile, veer right at the HL-10 Lifting Body, followed by a quick left (before reaching the Armstrong security gate) into the parking lot adjacent to Bldg. 4839 (Public Affairs). Travel time from Los Angeles is about 2 to 2½ hours.

From Lancaster

  • Drive north on Highway 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway) to Rosamond,
  • Exit at Rosamond Blvd., turn east (right), follow signs to Edwards AFB. Air Force west gate security guard station is about eight miles inside west boundary of base.
  • Continue on Rosamond Blvd. about 10 more miles past main base area to Lilly Ave., where a large masonry sign identifies NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.
  • Turn right on Lilly Ave., proceed ¾ mile, veer right at the HL-10 Lifting Body, followed by a quick left (before reaching the Armstrong security gate) into the parking lot adjacent to Bldg. 4839 (Public Affairs). Travel time is about 40 to 50 minutes.

From Bishop

  • Drive south on Highway 395 to Highway 14 to Mojave, turn left onto Highway 58 (east).
  • Follow signs to Edwards AFB. Travel about 20 miles to the Edwards AFB north gate. Enter the base via this gate; continue on Rosamond Blvd. about five miles to Lilly Ave.
  • Turn left on Lilly Ave., proceed ¾ mile, veer right at the HL-10 Lifting Body, followed by a quick left (before reaching the Armstrong security gate) into the parking lot adjacent to Bldg. 4839 (Public Affairs). Travel time is about 3 hours from Bishop, 8 hours from Reno.

From Bakersfield

  • Take Highway 58 east to Mojave.
  • Continue on Hwy. 58 east from Mojave another 20 miles to the Edwards AFB north gate exit.
  • Enter base via this gate; continue on Rosamond Blvd. about five miles to Lilly Ave.
  • Turn left on Lilly Ave., proceed ¾ mile, veer right at the HL-10 Lifting Body, followed by a quick left (before reaching the Armstrong security gate) into the parking lot adjacent to Bldg. 4839 (Public Affairs). Travel time is about 1½ to 2 hours from Bakersfield, 3½ hours from Fresno, 7 hours from San Francisco/Sacramento.

To All Visitors: When you arrive at a gate entering Edwards AFB, tell the guard your destination. You must have proof of insurance showing the effective date and expiration date, two forms of photo identification including a valid driver's license with photo, and a current vehicle registration to gain access to Edwards AFB. If there are any problems, please call NASA Armstrong Security at 661-276-3273.

Parking: Parking for cars is located in the main parking adjoining the retired aircraft display near Bldg. 4839. Bus parking is located adjacent to the aircraft display. After parking, please proceed to NASA Armstrong Security office in Bldg. 4825 to meet your escort and obtain your visitor's badge.
 

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