CodeMash is once again happy to announce there will be tours available of the Armstrong Test Facility (ATF, formerly Plum Brook Station) this year! With the ongoing Artemis 1 mission (no relationship to the outstanding spaceship simulation held annually at CodeMash) and its ties to ATF this is your chance to see the efforts that this facility puts into supporting an ongoing mission! The facility has not done tours like this since the pandemic began so we are very lucky to be afforded this opportunity!
Tickets are free to CodeMash attendees and their families, and 1 tour of 25 attendees and family members will take place each day, Tuesday through Friday, from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The actual tour is from 12:00pm to 1:00pm but we will need additional time to get everyone loaded, transported, and through the security checkpoint. There will be a check-in and bus loading point announced as we get closer to the conference date. These free Eventbrite tickets go on sale Saturday, November 26, at Noon eastern. The sales window for these tickets ends December 10 at 5pm eastern.
Information which will be gathered during the ticketing process:
Adult/Youth (If youth, name of accompanying guardian)
US Citizen (Y/N) or Permanent Resident Alien (Y/N)
Email (for communicating any changes)
You will need to be able to provide some form of government-issued identification (preferably a valid drivers license) to get into the facility or, for our younger attendees, be accompanied by an adult with one. Additionally, you must be a US Citizen or have Permanent Resident Alien status. We will provide a list of those wishing to attend the tour to the facility which will be used to verify before entering so please make sure all of your information is correct! Adult registration names must exactly match government-issued ID. For example, if you have a middle name or initial on the ID, then we need that middle name or initial included when you register for your NASA ticket.
The tour takes place indoors and out so be prepared for the weather! We are also entering a government-controlled facility which may have different masking requirements. We will have that information available at tour time. Due to the nature of the tour, those participating must be old-enough/able-enough to move themselves through the tour without use of stroller or wheelchair.
And finally, these tours may be cancelled due to weather, increased virus rates, or mission-critical activities taking place. We don’t want to disappoint anyone but please be understanding if your tour is cancelled. We will not be able to reschedule.