Houston Spaceport and Rice Space Institute

Thursday, June 20th 2019 | 2:00 - 2:30 pm
USA Partnership The LAUNCHPAD, Booth #3-B79 Hall 3

The 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. Arturo Machuca, General Manager, discusses Houston’s unique role in the future of commercial spaceflight.

Rice University is one of the top research universities in the U.S. and a key player in the development of the U.S. space program. Dr. David Alexander, Director of the Rice Space Institute, discusses the university’s continued focus on space research and creating the next generation of space engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs.


David Alexander, Director, Rice Space Institute

Arturo Machuca, General Manager, Houston Spaceport

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