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LaunchFest -- Directions and Parking
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Directional map to the Goddard Visitor Center in Greenbelt, MD

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is only 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis.

Driving Directions

From Washington, D.C.:
Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (295) north to eastbound MD-193, Greenbelt Road. Greenbelt Road is the first exit north of the Capital Beltway, I-495.

From Baltimore, Md.:
Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (295) south to MD-193, Greenbelt Road. Turn left at traffic light onto Southway. Turn left again at next traffic light onto Greenbelt Road. Do NOT take the Goddard Space Flight Center Employee Only exit from 295. You will be directed to turn around.

Once on Greenbelt Road from either direction, follow signs to satellite parking locations. Parking at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is prohibited for non-employees.

Satellite Parking Locations

Satellite parking for LaunchFest will be available at several area locations. All locations will be clearly marked with LaunchFest signage and LaunchFest volunteers will be there to direct you. Shuttles will transport visitors to and from Goddard Space Flight Center approximately every 10 minutes Saturday, September 13 from approximately 9:00 am through 5:30 pm.

Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7601 Hanover Pkwy.
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Aerospace Building, Lot Adjacent
10208 Greenbelt Rd.
Lanham, MD 20706

Beltway Plaza, Rear Parking Lot Off Cherrywood Lane
Cherrywood Ln.
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Greenbelt Metro Station
Greenbelt Station Rd.
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Goddard Corporate Park
7515 Mission Dr.
Lanham, MD 20706

Shuttles will pick up from the satellite parking locations and Greenbelt metro starting at 9:30 a.m. After 3:45 p.m., shuttles will no longer pick up from the satellite parking locations and Greenbelt Metro, but they will continue to drop off at those locations.

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