The U.S. Space Command is looking for a permanent home. Could Space City be the place?
Space Command directs military forces as they move beyond the purview of gravity: operating and protecting satellites and working to deter conflict in space.
And in this off-planet realm, Houston has plenty of credentials. It led moon landings and operates the International Space Station. The region is home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, skilled aerospace workers, two- and four-year colleges preparing a future workforce and a spaceport that’s poised for development.
Communities in 26 states are chasing the Space Command headquarters. Winning this bid would bring 1,400 jobs and give the region prime strategic and economic positioning as the U.S. expands its role in space.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center, headquarters of NASA’s manned space program is located approximately half a mile north of Galveston County.