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About Houston Spaceport

Houston Spaceport is an FAA-licensed, urban commercial spaceport offering unprecedented access to a thriving aerospace community. In addition to serving as a launch and landing site for suborbital, reusable launch vehicles, Houston Spaceport offers laboratory office space including technology incubator space and large-scale hardware production facilities.

Forming a part of the Houston Airport System and situated at Ellington Airport, the Spaceport fits seamlessly into one of the largest international travel infrastructures on the planet.

Ellington Airport

Ellington Airport, located within 15 minutes of downtown Houston, is a joint-use facility supporting NASA, operations of the U.S. military and a variety of general aviation tenants.

Co-location at Ellington Airport offers tenants unmatched opportunities. As members of Houston Spaceport’s family, tenants have access to all the amenities and benefits that come with sharing a piece of aerospace history.

  • 592 subdividable acres of greenfield commercial and industrial sites for aviation and nonaviation use
  • Versatile infrastructure for general aviation
  • 82 acres of developed tracts
  •  2 runways with 24-hour air-traffic control and short taxi-to-takeoff times
  • Sites with airfield access
  • Tenant hangar development sites
  • Corporate aviation hangar sites
  • Flexible leasing options

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Our Leadership

Owned and managed by the Houston Airport System, Houston Spaceport is co-located at Ellington Airport, placing tenants in the capable hands of one of the most-awarded management teams in the aerospace/aviation Industry.

Mario Diaz
Executive Director, Houston Airport System

Diaz is responsible for the overall management of the Houston Airport System’s three aviation facilities: George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport and Ellington Airport.

He is one of the industry’s leading authorities in the study of future developments in commercial aviation.

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Ian Wadsworth
Chief Commercial Officer

Ian Wadsworth serves as the chief commercial officer for the Houston Airport System. He oversees the commercial activities at its three airports including air service development, airline affairs, concessions, parking and real estate.

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Arturo Machuca
General Manager, Houston Spaceport and Ellington Airport

As general manager of Houston Spaceport and the Houston Airport System's Ellington Airport, Arturo Machuca oversees the daily operations and development of both facilities. Instrumental in obtaining spaceport licensing, Machuca executed the Space Act Agreement between Houston Spaceport and NASA-Johnson Space Center and acquired the Spaceport's first dedicated infrastructure, the Houston Aerospace Support Center.

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More information on business development and partnerships is available from the contact listed below.

Molly Waits


For media Inquiries, please contact:

Bill Begley
Public Information Officer

Ellington Airport
510 Ellington Field
Houston, Texas 77034