Ellington Airport is now home to Houston Spaceport, the nation’s 10th licensed commercial spaceport. As the 4th largest city in the US, Houston continues to receive accolades for our business-friendliness as well as our robust workforce and the breadth of our industry. With one of the largest, strongest economies in the world, we continually lead Texas and the nation in job growth and performance. A new study by the Harvard Business Review showed that if Houston were an independent nation, the region would have the 26th largest economy in the world, behind Belgium and ahead of Norway! Houston is truly a leader in a wide range of industries, from oil & gas to medicine.
We’ve got quite a few major developments to look forward to in 2017 that will provide even more value and benefit to our tenants.
- First, our Phase 1 Development will continue with the opening of the Houston Spaceport Innovation Lab, where STEM companies will have the ability to work seamlessly with one another to create a truly collaborative campus.
- We’ve also begun construction on a new control tower for Ellington Airport that includes dedicated mission control facilities for commercial spaceflight operators. This marks the first of it’s kind and provides unique advantages for companies based at the spaceport.
Innovation is at the very heart of aerospace. That's why the Houston Spaceport was designed to support innovation across a highly diversified range of industry clusters, including:
- Drone Technology
- Aerospace and Aviation
- Energy and Petrochemicals
- Medical and Biotechnology
- Information Technology
Phase 1 offers tenants and partners a unique environment in which to collaborate as well as an operational platform to achieve critical business objectives.
By housing organizations from across a number of industries and disciplines on one campus, the Houston Spaceport will foster and accelerate key aerospace engineering activities, including:
- Component and composite development and fabrication
- Space vehicle assembly
- Zero-gravity scientific and medical experiments
- Microsatellite deployment
- Astronaut traning and development
- Space tourism