Floating Spaceport Japan
Photo credit: Noiz Architects
Noiz Architects have proposed a futuristic “Spaceport Japan” that could be a hub for the first space tourists, whether it be Virgin Galactic or SpaceX. The main structure boasts a solar panel layer covering patios, open-air gardens, and farmlands, while also providing covered public space for guests. There will be two control towers handling the departures and arrivals, ensuring that standard aircraft will be able to recognize the structure from afar in case of emergency. Read more for additional pictures.


Floating Spaceport Japan
Floating Spaceport Japan
Floating Spaceport Japan
Guests will be able to visit the upper levels to plane spot, like you would at a standard airport. The architects purport that most will opt for a 2-hour spaceplane experience to the edge of space. Unfortunately, such an experience will still run you $250,000, or at least if you opt for the Virgin Galactic flight. Over time, this cost is expected to drop to the price of a first class airline seat, similar to a flight on the now retired Concorde.

LEGO City Space Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control 60228 Model Rocket Building Kit with Toy Monorail, Control Tower and Astronaut Minifigures, Fun STEM Toy for Creative Play (837 Pieces)
  • Build a large multi-stage rocket and opening launch control tower with interactive play experience, plus a monorail system to transport astronauts from the tower to the training grounds and rocket!
  • Includes 6 LEGO City minifigures: 2 astronauts, 2 scientists, Launch Director, ground crew technician and a robot figure, plus a space telescope, rover with articulated arm and a launchpad
  • Rocket standing measures over 16-inch (42cm) high, 4-inch (11cm) wide and 2-inch (6cm) deep Launch Control closed measures over 7-inch (18cm) high, 5-inch (13cm) wide and 5-inch (13cm) deep Launchpad with closed tower arms measures over 9-inch (24cm) high, 4-inch (12cm) wide and 4-inch (12cm) deep Monorail track measures over 3-inch (8cm) high,14-inch (36cm) long and 18-inch (47cm) wide
  • 837 pieces – Inspired by NASA astronaut toy for boys and girls aged 7+ and for fans and kids of all ages
  • This LEGO City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control 60228 NASA-inspired gift set makes a great gift for kids and can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for more creative play
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Floating Spaceport Japan