Visitor badges are currently only being issued on the JSC main campus. Go to Building 110 at the entrance gate on Saturn Lane (about 20 minutes from the hotel, see directions/map/photo below) to obtain your badge.
Make sure you are asked to set a PIN for the Hangar 990 turnstile gate access (the badge will not work without a PIN).
The office hours are Monday - Friday from 0600 - 1730, closed on weekends and holidays.
Two forms of ID are required for badging. Acceptable forms of ID include:
US Passport or Passport Card
Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card
Foreign Passport that contains a Temporary I-551 stamp or notation
Unexpired Driver’s License or ID from a state or outlying possession of the United States that includes a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address
Unexpired ID card issued by a United States federal, state or local government agency that includes a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address
US School ID card that includes a photograph
US Voter Registration Card
US Military Dependent's ID Card
US Militiary ID card or Selective Service registration card
US Coast Guard or Merchant Mariner Card
Native American Tribal Document
US Social Security Card
Original or Certified copy of US state, county or municipal authority birth certificate or Certification of Birth Abroad
Foreign Nationals (FN)
For their initial arrival and badge issuance, FN visitors must go to Building 110 on the JSC main campus during Badging office hours 0600 - 1730 Monday - Friday (closed holidays)
The required two forms of ID for badging can be satisfied by Passport and one of:
I-94 Admission stamp
expired Visa with I-94 D/S stamp
Employment Authorization Card/Document
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
Canadian Driver's License
Note: Access to buildings 993 and 994 will be granted on-site by the WB-57 team as needed.
Directions & Maps
Directions to JSC Badging Office (Building 110)
Building 110 is located at the JSC main campus entrance gate on Saturn Lane (Google Maps recognizes 'NASA JSC Building 110' or use 2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston TX). Their hours of operation are Monday - Friday 0600 - 1730. Upon arrival at the gate, indicate to the guard that you are going to the badging office and you will be allowed to turn in to the Building 110 parking lot. Park and enter Building 110. There is a small waiting area and the badging desk should be on your left. Remember to bring the necessary two forms of ID and make sure you are asked to set a PIN for turnstile gate access.
Directions to Hangar 990 at Ellington Field
Once you have your badge with access:
There is not an official street address for Hangar 990, but Google Maps recognizes both 'NASA Aircraft Operations Ellington Field' and '990 Brantly Ave, Houston TX' as the correct location, or you can use the coordinates 29.6095N, 95.17W on your navigation app.
The Hangar 990 parking lot is across the street from the hangar, entrance on the left just before the blocked gate as you are driving north on Brantly Ave.
Your NASA PIV badge / JSC issued badge should operate the badge readers at the entrance turnstile.
Note: You do not need to get on the tollway either to or from the hotel - stay on the Sam Houston Pkwy frontage road.