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Spacing out: Houston’s new spaceport promises endless development opportunities

BY BRANDI SMITH

International travel is about to take a wild detour, offering expedited trips just about anywhere in the world thanks to a network of spaceports cropping up all over the globe. One of those, the tenth in the U.S., is the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport.

Put simply, a spaceport is a site from which spacecraft are launched. Those craft could carry freight or passengers, depending on its intended use, though it’s likely space tourism will come first as a means of paying for future development.

 

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Finding its Center : How the Real Estate Center has changed the industry in Texas

BY BRANDI SMITH

There are few pieces of legislation that could pass through the Texas Legislature with unanimous votes, but one could also argue that there are few organizations as valuable to the Texas economy as the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

“When our last funding increase went through, there was not a single vote against us in the Senate,” said Gary Maler, the center’s director.

Maler and those who preceded him in the position know the center’s challenges and triumphs, making the vote all that more satisfying.

“Unanimous. I’ll take that any day,” Maler said.

 

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