A total of six companies including ANAHoldings, Marubeni Corporation, Airbus Japan, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation, and
Mitsui Fudosan have establish an organization to open a base with a runway
necessary for landing and takeoff of space ship to realize space travel by the
private sector. Naoko Yamazaki, an astronaut, will be the representative
director of this organization. The new organization named Space Port Japan plans
to open a base with a 3,000-meter-long runway to allow an airplane-type space
ship to depart to and return from space toward 2021.
ANA Holdings is actively strengthening and expanding
space-related business through investing in venture companies developing space
ships. There are currently about 10 commercial space ports in the U.S., and
European countries including Great Britain, Italy, and Spain have a plan to
construct a space port. It plans to construct the first space port in Asia in
2021 to take initiative in the space business.
The world’s first space port in the State of New Mexico, the U.S.
Space travel channel by Club Tourism