Houston, Texas, has long been synonymous with space travel, largely thanks to the location of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Houston City Council has now approved US$19m in construction costs to transform Ellington Airport near the city center into a futuristic spaceport.
A new short video from think tank Aerial Futures explores the spaceport as a new kind of architectural typology and asks what kind of impact a spaceport is likely to have on the city and its population?
The video was produced as part of a broader research initiative, Aerial Futures: The Next Frontier, a think tank and whitepaper bringing together leading thinkers, practitioners and operators to imagine the potential opened up by spaceports.
The video features interviews with Mario Diaz of the Houston Department of Aviation, Jeffrey S Nesbit of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Sam Ximenes of Exploration Architecture.
Want to learn more about the airports of the future? Check out the ‘Future Airports’ stream at the Passenger Terminal Conference, which takes place during Passenger Terminal Expo, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2019, in London.