Ellington Airport & Houston Spaceport

Ellington Airport & Houston Spaceport Ellington Airport is Houston's oldest airport. Owned and managed by the Houston Airport System, Houston Spaceport is co-located at Ellington Airport in the heart of Space City.
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Ellington Airport was acquired by the City of Houston in 1984 and now supports the operations of the United States military, NASA, and a variety of general aviation tenants. The airport is home to the annual Wings Over Houston Airshow and is also the place where many of the astronauts from the world-renowned Johnson Space Center receive their ongoing space training.

Operating as usual

06/23/2021

Innovation and technology will drive Houston's economy forward, and the aerospace industry will be a vital part of that. We congratulate Intuitive Machines for further investing in Houston Spaceport, and we can't wait to see you break ground on the new Lunar Operations Center campus!

06/09/2021

🚀 Collins Aerospace new campus is yet another game-changer for Houston as we position our region as one of the country’s leading next-generation tech and aerospace hubs.

BIG NEWS! Collins Aerospace is coming to Houston Spaceport! 🚀 The new eight-acre campus will support spaceflight, host H...
05/19/2021

BIG NEWS! Collins Aerospace is coming to Houston Spaceport! 🚀 The new eight-acre campus will support spaceflight, host Houston’s first space incubator.

“The partnership is a key element to realizing the importance of Houston Spaceport— a center for collaboration and innovation where the brightest minds in the world can lead us beyond the next frontier of space exploration.” Mario Diaz | Houston Airports Director of Aviation.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3u4kfyu

BIG NEWS! Collins Aerospace is coming to Houston Spaceport! 🚀 The new eight-acre campus will support spaceflight, host Houston’s first space incubator.

“The partnership is a key element to realizing the importance of Houston Spaceport— a center for collaboration and innovation where the brightest minds in the world can lead us beyond the next frontier of space exploration.” Mario Diaz | Houston Airports Director of Aviation.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3u4kfyu

On National Armed Forces Day, we recognize the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom at home ...
05/15/2021

On National Armed Forces Day, we recognize the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom at home and abroad. Thank you for your service! #NationalArmedForcesDay

📸 Mike Paul

On National Armed Forces Day, we recognize the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom at home and abroad. Thank you for your service! #NationalArmedForcesDay

📸 Mike Paul

05/06/2021

Houston, the B-29 Doc is in the house! This warbird from World War II will be in Lone Star Flight Museum until Sunday ✈️ Be part of the Doc's Friends experience!

📸 by Darius Mercer

High-quality infrastructure is certainly a main ingredient when it comes to a great airport. Houston Airports recognizes...
04/30/2021
Airfield Improvements at Ellington Airport Show Commitment to High-quality Infrastructure | Houston Airport System

High-quality infrastructure is certainly a main ingredient when it comes to a great airport. Houston Airports recognizes this and continually evaluates, invests and upgrades its infrastructure, as evidenced by a recent airfield improvement project at Ellington Airport.

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The Houston Airport System manages George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), Ellington Field (EFD) & the Houston Spaceport.

Houston Spaceport is unique among the other federally licensed spaceports. Our great city can boast of having the only t...
04/19/2021
Leading the Future of Space City, USA

Houston Spaceport is unique among the other federally licensed spaceports. Our great city can boast of having the only true urban spaceport in the world. And its vision is also unique—to bring together a cluster of aviation and aerospace enterprises that will support the future of commercial spaceflight.

Last December, Houston Spaceport, the nation’s 10th such facility to be commercially licensed, wrapped up its phase 1 development. The 150-acre, $21 million buildout included streets, water, electrical power, fiber optics, and communications facilities. Located in Ellington Airport, the spaceport ...

04/17/2021

Earlier today, the astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission departed from Ellington Field in Houston and arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Just before landing, Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Akihiko Hoshide, and Thomas Pesquet got an aerial view of the launch pad where the Crew Dragon spacecraft they'll take to the International Space Station awaits.

At 9:45 a.m. EDT, the crew will go live on NASA TV and take your questions for the last time before they get to orbit. Watch live at nasa.gov/live or on your NASA app: https://go.nasa.gov/3df3I5D

📸 : NASA/James Blair

04/16/2021

In honor of #BlueGreenDay, we turn our monuments blue 💙 and green 💚 to raise awareness and promote organ, eye and tissue donation. #DonateLifeMonth

The Space City is ready for a Houston Cougar Men's Hoops victory against Syracuse 🏀 We are red tonight for UH! #MarchMad...
03/27/2021

The Space City is ready for a Houston Cougar Men's Hoops victory against Syracuse 🏀 We are red tonight for UH! #MarchMadness

The Space City is ready for a Houston Cougar Men's Hoops victory against Syracuse 🏀 We are red tonight for UH! #MarchMadness

WATER RELIEF MISSION: A multi-agency effort at Ellington Airport brought water cases to the Houston area this weekend. W...
02/22/2021

WATER RELIEF MISSION: A multi-agency effort at Ellington Airport brought water cases to the Houston area this weekend. We sincerely thank our Ellington team, National Guard, and other federal and local agencies for being heroes during a challenging time in Houston.

Tonight we turn red to raise awareness of heart disease in women #GoRedForWomen
02/06/2021

Tonight we turn red to raise awareness of heart disease in women #GoRedForWomen

#tbt to November 2014 📸
01/28/2021

#tbt to November 2014 📸

We are set and open for business 👨‍🚀 🛰 🌙
01/21/2021

We are set and open for business 👨‍🚀 🛰 🌙

We join the nation in remembrance of the lives lost to COVID-19.
01/20/2021

We join the nation in remembrance of the lives lost to COVID-19.

12/28/2020

There is truly no limit to what can be developed at Houston’s Spaceport 🚀

12/13/2020
National Guard

Thank you to the National Guard for 384 years of service to our Nation 🇺🇲

The National Guard has more than 300,000 Soldiers across 54 states and territories, and a unique dual mission to serve our country and our states. For 384 years, the Guard has been activated to help those when they need it most, and we'll continue to do so.

“Best drive-in I’ve ever been to!” Those were the words of Beccy Whyte, a VIP attendee at the 2020 Wings Over Houston Ai...
10/26/2020
Ellington Hosts Wings Over Houston Airshow – Drive-in Style | Houston Airport System

“Best drive-in I’ve ever been to!”

Those were the words of Beccy Whyte, a VIP attendee at the 2020 Wings Over Houston Airshow that was held the weekend of Oct. 10 at Ellington Airport, EFD.

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The Houston Airport System manages George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), Ellington Field (EFD) & the Houston Spaceport.

For those not able to attend The Wings Over Houston Airshow this past weekend!  Here are a few amazing pics to show you ...
10/15/2020

For those not able to attend The Wings Over Houston Airshow this past weekend! Here are a few amazing pics to show you what you missed!!

Last week a fleet of Osprey's and C-17's  came and stayed at Ellington Airport.  Check out the AWESOME Picture we were a...
09/02/2020

Last week a fleet of Osprey's and C-17's came and stayed at Ellington Airport. Check out the AWESOME Picture we were able to capture!!

Happy 230th Birthday U.S. Coast Guard! Thank you for your service U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston! Here is a p...
08/04/2020

Happy 230th Birthday U.S. Coast Guard! Thank you for your service U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston!

Here is a picture of an HC-144 Ocean Sentry at Ellington Airport.

#CoastGuardDay

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT ELLINGTON AIRPORT'S LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE!!On Saturday, August 8th from 10:00 a...
07/30/2020

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT ELLINGTON AIRPORT'S LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE!!

On Saturday, August 8th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Each Donor will receive a free COVID-19 Antibodies Test!!

To make an appointment go to https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/314975
or
Contact Aimee Waltrip with Lone Star Flight Museum at (346) 352-7673

We have a Laborer Position Open!! Come and work for an AMAZING Team!!Click on the Link below to Apply!!
07/29/2020
Laborer

We have a Laborer Position Open!!
Come and work for an AMAZING Team!!
Click on the Link below to Apply!!

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTEDDivision/Section: Ellington Field / Infrastructure MaintenanceWorkdays & Hours*: Shift work, could include a Rotating Schedule *** weekends and holidays ***(*Subject to change) DESCRIPTIONS OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe purpose of the Laborer p...

The Coast Guard's C144 here at Ellington Airport this weekend on Standby for Tropical Storm Hanna.
07/27/2020

The Coast Guard's C144 here at Ellington Airport this weekend on Standby for Tropical Storm Hanna.

‪”When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you hav...
07/19/2020

‪”When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” ‬

‪Rep. John Lewis‬

Exactly 30 years ago a far less developed Ellington Airport, hosted the 16th G7 Summit here in Houston on July 9th -11th...
07/10/2020

Exactly 30 years ago a far less developed Ellington Airport, hosted the 16th G7 Summit here in Houston on July 9th -11th, 1990. Ellington Airport handled aircraft for the G7 Summit members. Here in the pictures you can see all the aircraft from Air Force One, Air France Concord, and others on Ellington's Ramp.

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Houston, TX
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Approximately 15 miles south of downtown Houston, Ellington Airport is located off of I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island. The Houston Airport System (HAS) is a department of the City of Houston, www.houstontx.gov. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and HAS on the listed topics. Following or “friending” persons or organizations is not an endorsement of the City and is only intended as a means of communication. All content of this site and all comments submitted to this page and its list of fans are public and are subject to disclosure pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act. Public information requests must be directed to the HAS public information officer.

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