The Houston Spaceport Concept Is An Airport For The 21st Century

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Airports? Please. Those are soooo 20th century. The new millennium is all about spaceports, and if they look half as cool as these concept renderings for a possible Houston Spaceport, then we'll be traveling to the stars in style.

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The Houston Airport System today released new concepts for the future of the Ellington Airport, ones that include a possible spaceport. The renderings include a terminal, an aviation museum and facilities for the aerospace industries that could move nearby.

It's not just science fiction, either. The Houston Airport System started exploring plans for a possible spaceport back in 2011, and in July they secured approval from the Houston City Council to pay $718,000 to a consulting firm who will study how Ellington Airport can obtain a spaceport launch site operator’s license, the Houston Business Journal reports. Such a facility could provide for space tourism, astronaut training and commercial spaceflights.

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Will a Houston Spaceport really happen someday? It's starting to sound less and less fantastical, that's for sure.

Illustration for article titled The Houston Spaceport Concept Is An Airport For The 21st Century
Illustration for article titled The Houston Spaceport Concept Is An Airport For The 21st Century
Illustration for article titled The Houston Spaceport Concept Is An Airport For The 21st Century
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Spiegel - ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ - Hopes to post on oppos!

I have to get to Io before 221:44 solar time and Virgin Galactic just delayed the flight 2 hours because there's some shit going on at the asteroid belt. Fuckin' typical spacelines. What's worse is that I'm seated right next to the stage 1 rockets. Yeah, now I gotta deal with that sound and rumbling as we exit the atmosphere.

And they fuckin' ran out of peanuts. HOW DO YOU RUN OUT OF PEANUTS?!

/shitfutureassholessay