Friday, October 30, 2015
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.