If there ever was an American city primed for a commercial spaceport, it would be Houston. The home of Nasa, it has a long and storied history of space travel. So it comes as no surprise that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would name it as the home of a recently announced commercial spaceport, which will help with the expansion of the space tourism industry.
Approved after a two year-long wait, the commercial spaceport will be built on the public and military transportation hub Ellington Airport. It will be designed to house "horizontally-launched" space vehicles as well as a space vehicle assembly. Overall, the commercial spaceport is yet another indication that recreational space travel isn't too far away for those itching to explore places beyond Earth's atmosphere.
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