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October 21, 2016

Plans for proposed Ellington spaceport unveiled

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  • Alvinbr62 posted at 6:23 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Alvinbr62 Posts: 538

    I like the idea. I assume all financed by state / local government along with private industry ?

  • Jake Buckner posted at 7:41 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Excellent! I'd love for the area to bolster its presence in space.

    The article states that this isn't "science fiction." But I didn't realize that horizontally launched RLVs were already a reality. I thought they were more of an up-and-coming concept with lots of promise, as opposed to something you could touch. I wish the article had specifics about timing. I'm thinking 2 decades.

  • Nick_Saum posted at 6:12 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Nick_Saum Posts: 18

    A year or so ago, there had been discussion of eventually adding regional (domestic) commercial flights to Ellington, since Hobby is basically landlocked into its current footprint. Does this new development mean those plans are now dead?

  • Jake Buckner posted at 7:24 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Doesn't seem like it to me. Ellington seems easily big enough for both.

  • TJ Aulds posted at 1:44 am on Sat, Sep 7, 2013.

    TJ Aulds Posts: 107 Staff

    Jake check out my story next week on those rockets Several companies are actually doing flights tests (most in Texas) and they showed them off the other other at this conference... Real Buck Rogers type stuff....

  • Jake Buckner posted at 11:43 am on Sat, Sep 7, 2013.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Will do. I'll look forward to reading it.

  • saraishelafs posted at 8:47 am on Mon, Sep 9, 2013.

    saraishelafs Posts: 59

    Love it!


Space Poll

What do you think of the idea to locate a spaceport at Ellington Airport near NASA's Johnson Space Center?

The Houston Airport System proposed building a spaceport at Ellington Field that would serve as a terminal for commercial space tourism, high-speed cargo flights and hubs for commercial space companies and education facilities.

Total Votes: 379