Spacing out: Houston’s new spaceport promises endless development opportunities


International travel is about to take a wild detour, offering expedited trips just about anywhere in the world thanks to a network of spaceports cropping up all over the globe. One of those, the tenth in the U.S., is the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport.

Put simply, a spaceport is a site from which spacecraft are launched. Those craft could carry freight or passengers, depending on its intended use, though it’s likely space tourism will come first as a means of paying for future development.


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