HOUSTON, Nov. 10, 2015 (HAS PR) — The Houston Airport System completed an important step in the functional launch of the Houston Spaceport on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, when Houston City Council members approved the $6.9 million purchase of an aerospace engineering building and land adjacent to Ellington Airport.
HOUSTON (NASA PR) — News media are invited to visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. to witness a landmark event as NASA and the Houston Airport System (HAS) formally enter a development agreement to provide NASA expertise and training at Houston’s new Spaceport installation. The event will be preceded by a press conference.
Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz, JSC Director Ellen Ochoa, Houston city leaders, and JSC personnel will be in attendance. The Houston Spaceport facilities will be located at Ellington Airport, and this agreement marks a major milestone as Houston will become home to one of ten Federal Aviation Administration designated commercial spaceports in the United States.
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HOUSTON, Oct. 7, 2015 (HAS PR) — An important step in the functional launch of the Houston Spaceport was taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, when Houston City Council members approved the $6.9 million purchase of an aerospace engineering building and land adjacent to Ellington Airport (EFD).
HOUSTON, June 30, 2015 (HAS PR) — The Houston Airport System (HAS) has been granted a Launch Site License from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that enables Ellington Airport (EFD) to establish itself as a launch site for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV), making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States.
SPARKS, Nev. (March 24, 2015) – Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems and the Houston Airport System (HAS) announce a new follow-on agreement to utilize Ellington Airport’s Spaceport as a future landing site for SNC’s Uncrewed Dream Chaser® spacecraft – SNC’s solution for NASA’s Cargo Resupply needs and other critical space operations.
SPARKS, Nev., April 10, 2014 (SNC PR) – In a joint news conference held today at the Rice University Space Institute, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the Houston Airport System (HAS) announced plans to explore potential applications and multiple economic development opportunities presented by the combination of a Houston-based space port and SNC’s Dream Chaser® – a spacecraft that can land at the space port directly from low-Earth orbit.
After a two-year study, the Houston Airport Authority (HAS) thinks that Ellington Airport would be an excellent location for a licensed spaceport to support horizontally launched reusable vehicles.
“Our findings revealed that Houston can be a major contender in commercial spaceflight,” according to a PowerPoint presentation given to the Houston City Council’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee last week.