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DCOTSS Shipping

Shipments to AFRC


Instrument Teams are responsible for shipping from their home institutions to Building 703 at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.

Large Items and Hazardous Items please do the following:
Please clearly label each box with the following information:

  • DCOTSS
  • Instrument name
  • PI's name and contact phone number
Please pack any fragile or sensitive equipment in hard shell cases with plenty of cushioning and avoid shipping loose items whenever possible. 

Before you ship your items to AFRC, please email Kevin Kraft with the arrival date.

Shipping Address:

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
2825 East Avenue P
Palmdale, CA 93550
ATTN: DCOTSS / POC Kevin Kraft

Small Non-hazardous Items:
If you are shipping a smaller, non-hazardous item, please ship it directly to yourself or your colleague at the hotel.  This will be a much faster process than shipping the item to the hangar due to processessing and COVID-19 procedures.

Integration


After integration for your group, you are welcome to leave your equipment in designated areas in Bldg. 703. There will be an area for equipment that can be stored in Palmdale until de-integration, and a separate staging area for cargo that needs to be shipped from Palmdale to Salina. 

 

Shipment from AFRC to Salina


The truck departure/arrival schedule for each location is as follows:  
Truck departure from Palmdale – 7/7/2021
Equipment available in Salina – 7/12/2021
Truck departure from Salina – 8/27/2021
Equipment available in Palmdale – 8/30/2021

Please email Sommer Nicholas and Leslie Ryan with an estimate of the amount of cargo you plan to ship. 

 

Shipments Directly to Salina


Prior to shipping items from your home institution directly to Salina, KS, please mail Leslie Ryan at leslie.ryan@nasa.gov and Shelli Swanson at shellis@salair.org, with the arrival date, amount of equipment you plan to ship, and if there are any hazardous materials included in the shipment. 

If you need to ship directly from your home institution to Salina and it needs to arrive BEFORE July 6, 2021, please ship to:

Salina Airport Authority
Salina Regional Airport (KSLN)
ATTN: Michelle "Shelli" Swanson, C.M. Director of Administration and Finance
3237 Arnold Ave.
Salina, KS 67401
Reference: DCOTSS


If you need to ship directly from your home institution to Salina and it will arrive AFTER July 6, 2021, please ship to:

Salina Airport Authority
Hangar 606
Attn: NASA ESPO
2630 Arnold Court
Salina Regional Airport
Salina, KS 67401
Reference: DCOTSS


Please pack any fragile or sensitive equipment in hard shell cases with plenty of cushioning and avoid shipping loose items whenever possible. 

Please clearly label each box with the following information:

  • DCOTSS
  • Instrument name
  • PI's name and contact phone number

Dangerous Goods


If you need hazardous materials shipped from AFRC to Salina, please complete this manifest with as much detail as possible, and send it to Sommer Nicholas and Leslie Ryan by COB May 28th.

Please also provide the SDS’ (Safety Data Sheets) for all hazardous material being shipped along with the completed manifest.

Some sample text in red font is included in the manifest as example entries. If your team uses specialty calibration gases, please be sure to list each cylinder that needs to be transported from Palmdale to Salina.
 
Much of the required information will be listed on the hazmat packaging/cylinders. It is best if hazmat is packed and labeled in the manufacturer’s original packaging. 

Please clearly label each box with the following information:

  • DCOTSS
  • Instrument name
  • PI's name and contact phone number