Paris, 28 December 2020. – The U.S. aerospace company Axiom Space builds a campus at the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport near Houston, Texas, the company announced.
Axiom Space announced plans to create a 14-acre headquarters campus to train private astronauts and begin production of its Axiom Station—”the world’s first free-flying, internationally available private space station that will serve as humanity’s central hub for research, manufacturing and commerce in low Earth orbit”, the company said.
The new Axiom Space Headquarters campus will be located in phase one of the 400 acres Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport. The first phase, 153 acres, was completed in December and includes vital infrastructure like streets, utilities, robust communications systems. The Houston Spaceport is located minutes from downtown Houston.
Axiom Space’s Houston Spaceport headquarters campus will include the construction of approximately 322,000 square feet of facility space to accommodate Axiom Station modules and terminal building space to house private astronauts, operations, engineering and other requirements.
One of Houston Spaceport’s tenants includes Intuitive Machines, a private company that secured a NASA contract to build the NOVA-C Spacecraft, a lunar lander that will deliver cargo to the moon in 2021. San Jacinto College has also invested in building its Edge Center, the official education partner for Houston Spaceport that offers aerospace training and career pathways for students.
The Johnson Space Center, which employs more than 11,000 people and utilizes airfields at Ellington Airport, is just minutes from the Houston Spaceport.