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NASA, Houston Airport Move Forward On Spaceport Effort

The city of Houston is moving forward on its plans to develop its own spaceport, to host space related ventures and companies, with a new agreement with NASA, according to the Houston Airport System and the space agency. The two said they would unveil further details of their agreement next week in a press conference at NASA's Johnson Space Center, restricted to U.S. media. The two said that NASA and the Houston Airport System (HAS) formally enter a development agreement to provide NASA expertise and training at the new Houston Spaceport installation. Earlier this month, the Houston City Council agreed to spend $6.9 million to purchase a 53,000 square foot facility at Ellington Airport for the Spaceport, currently owned by Boeing.