Facility Access

Directions to NASA/GSFC/Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops, Virginia
VA Space/MARS Facilities Gate & Keycard Access
MARS UAS Airfield Access


Directions to NASA/GSFC/Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops, Virginia:

Badging & ID Office Building N-1 Location:

Address: 34200 Fulton Street Wallops Island, VA 23337

Badge office hours are 7 AM - 3 PM Monday-Friday, closed on holidays


VA Space/MARS Office Locations:

Wallops Island: 7414 Atlantic Rd, Wallops Island, VA 23337

Decoy Square: 6247 Lankford Hwy, New Church, VA 23415

Norfolk Office: 4111 Monarch Way Ste. 303, Norfolk, VA 23508


Delivery address directly to Wallops Island Facilities:

32477 Causeway Road Wallops Island, VA 23337

Note: Delivery Drivers must possess a Bill of Lading (BOL) containing the following information: Date of Delivery, POC, Specific MARS Facility the item is being delivered to and a brief description of what is being delivered. The Island Gate Officer will issue a Drop Off badge to the driver after they have verified the bill of laden and the truck has been inspected by K-9.  When the truck arrives K-9 will be contacted to come to the Island gate for the inspection. Escort is required from Island gate for pick-up from the Island even if a specific destination is on the BOL. Vendors on a schedule or those with frequent deliveries and any driver without a BOL will be required to report to N-1 for escort. Please coordinate an estimated time of arrival with your VA Space/MARS POC so they can plan facility access accordingly or provide an escort if necessary. All vehicles are subject to inspection.


VA Space/MARS Facilities Gate & Keycard Access

Contact Michelle Marshall, VA Space/MARS Security Specialist at (757) 894-0129 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for keycard and gate access requests to our facilities. Additional training may be required before access is granted.


MARS UAS Airfield Access

Access to the MARS UAS Airfield is controlled by the UAS Airfield Manager. Contact Matt Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for permission to enter as it is a restricted area.



VA Space/MARS will only request access for authorized work at any of our facilities. The NASA/GSFC/WFF badging process varies and is determined by the length of time access to WFF is needed as described below:

US Citizen* Visitor < 30 days access

Requires the following information to be received at least 3 business days advance notice prior to arrival:

Full Legal Name (as it appears on your driver’s license)

Purpose of Visit

Company Affiliation

Date and Duration of Visit

Facility/Building Visiting

Contact Phone Number

Note: Will have to coordinate if arrival is after-hours which is defined as access to the facility before 6 am or after 6 pm, weekends and holidays.


US Citizen* Temporary Worker access > 30 days

Requires 5 business days advance notice and completion of a Temporary Worker Form. Once that information is received, entered into IdMax and the NASA sponsor has approved, the employee can pick up a temporary badge.

A Company Information Form will also be required if company information is not already on file. New companies have to be entered into IdMax for selection by NASA Protective Services Division before the requestor can request access for any temporary workers affiliated with the new company. Allow an additional 2 business days for NASA to enter the Company Information provided.

Legal Permanent Residents must provide a color copy of their LPR card along with their Temporary Worker Form to VA Space/MARS Security Specialist when requesting a badge. The LPR card must also be presented upon arrival to NASA Security to obtain a badge.

The Badge Recipient will receive an email to their email address from Identity Manager (IdMax) informing them to set up an appointment with the badging office to enroll. Badge office hours are 7 AM - 3 PM Monday-Friday, closed on holidays. Special arrangements can be made for times outside of these normal business hours.

The applicant should bring his/her I-9 documents (e.g., birth certificate, passport) to the appointment for verification. Information on valid I-9 documents is available at http://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents. Please contact the NASA Badge & ID Office at (757) 824-2222 to schedule an appointment.

*A US Citizen is defined as someone who was born in the United States or certain territories or outlying possessions of the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; OR had a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of your birth (if you were born abroad) and meet other requirements.  A naturalized citizen is a foreign national who is granted citizenship in the United States after fulfilling certain requirements.


Escorted Access of U.S. Citizens

PIV Smartcard and vetted WFF long term badge holders may escort U.S. citizens onto the GSFC/WFF. Escorts will be required to read and sign the GSFC Escorting Visitors Form acknowledging their escorting responsibilities and will be physically responsible for each assigned visitor while performing their escort duties located at N-1.

The Protective Service Division limits the number visitors a single escort may accompany to six (6). The original escort is the sole accountable party during the entire time the visitor(s) is on the Center.


Permanent Employee Access (PIV) Smartcard

New hires will be required to complete a GSFC Form 24-27 referred to as a Locator Card. Once that information is entered into IdMax and the NASA sponsor has approved, the employee will receive an email from NASA Security with instructions for completing the electronic eQuip questionnaire on-line. The employee should work directly with the NASA POC mentioned in that email for questions and corrections to that form. NASA Security will issue them a 10 day visitor badge while they complete their e-QIP. Once they complete their e-QIP call to schedule appointment for enrollment to receive 60 day temporary badge while they wait for PIV arrival. This enrollment appointment must occur within 10 calendar days of e-QIP submission.

Note: To qualify for a Federal [NASA] PIV Smartcard an employee must require access to the Center at least 180 days in a 365-day period of time AND live in the local commuting area OR require logical access to NASA’s IT resources.

Employees requiring Island Access for work requirements need to view the NASA Safety Entrance Briefing online at the VA Space Training Center https://training.marsspaceport.com/login/index.php. Please let the VA Space/MARS know when you have watched the video and completed the acknowledgement of training so that your training can be verified and a NAMS request for your Island Access with the date of your training can be entered.


Foreign National Access

Contact the VA Space/MARS Security Specialist for Foreign National Visit Requirements. I-9 documents are required for identity verification. Advance notice is required and approval time for persons born in a Non Designated Country average 10-15 business days for review while persons born in a Designated Country average 30 business days for review. Processing time does not begin until all paperwork had been completed and submitted.

A Foreign National Information Form as well as copies of I-9 documents must be submitted to VA Space/MARS Security Specialist for submission to NASA. Other documentation such as Technical Assistance Agreements, Visa, Electronic System for Travel Authorization and other pertinent documents will be required.

The POC requesting access for the FN will need to provide an agenda for the visit to include building and room numbers that will be visited, provide names of trained NASA approved FN Escorts for the visit, a Work Description (include the programs/projects the applicant will support and the tasks/technologies they will use) and provide the name of the NASA Host to be listed on the request. Other information such as access outside of normal business hours, access to EAR or ITAR data or export controlled items should also be provided.


Lost/Missing/Stolen badges

Require a Lost/Missing/Stolen Badge Form to be filled out by the person the badge was issued to and sent to VA Space/MARS Security Specialist so that a signature by our NASA sponsor can be obtained. NASA Security will issue a temporary badge for up to two weeks during this process.


Contact VA Space/MARS Security Specialist, Michelle Marshall at (757) 894-0129 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any forms or questions regarding access to NASA/GSFC/WFF.