george-brown-convention-centerSpaceCom 2019 will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center located at 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX 77010 (map it!). If you are driving to the convention center, you may download directions here.


The garage at 1002 Avenida de las Americas is under Discovery Green, across the street from the GRB. The daily rate is $27 and is paid upon entering.

The garage at 701 Avenida de las Americas is the new building connected to the GRB at the north end. Guests should enter the GRB via the second floor skybridge. For this garage, please take a ticket and pay inside the GRB before leaving.

Map of parking locations


Official SpaceCom Hotel

SpaceCom has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate with Houston’s boldest hotel, the Marriott Marquis Houston. The Marriott Marquis Houston boasts modern rooms, resort-like amenities, and diverse restaurants – even a skybridge for direct access to the George R. Brown Convention Center for added convenience for SpaceCom attendees and exhibitors. In addition, by reserving room(s) at the Marriott Marquis Houston, attendees and exhibitors continue to help SpaceCom leverage the most economical rates for future conferences.

SpaceCom Group Rate:
Standard Guest Room – $205.00 per night plus applicable state and local taxes

Cutoff Date:
After November 2, 2019, SpaceCom cannot guarantee availability of the group rate; reservations made after November 2 will likely be at the hotel’s available current nightly rate.

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Housing Warning

Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for SpaceCom. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. SpaceCom has NO affiliation with these organizations and in no way endorses their services. Watch out for these companies.

Questions or concerns about SpaceCom Housing?  Please contact Melissa Rose, SpaceCom Operations Manager at


Airport Information

Houston’s Airport System is the fourth largest in the U.S. and is served by two major airports, Bush Intercontinental (IAH), located 20 miles north of downtown, and William P. Hobby (HOU), located about 11 miles south of downtown.

Getting to/from the Airport to Downtown

  • Taxis
    • Bush Intercontinental – Located outside of baggage claim.
    • Hobby – Located in Curb Zone 3 outside of the baggage claim area.
    • All destinations within Houston's city limits to/from both airports are charged according to the flat Zone Rate or the meter rate, whichever is LESS. Drivers must accept all major credit cards.
      • Average Zone Rate to Downtown: Bush Intercontinental – $53, Hobby – $26
      • Average Zone Rate to the Galleria: Bush Intercontinental – $60, Hobby – $55
      • Additional departure fee: Bush Intercontinental – $2.75, Hobby – $1.25
  • Shuttles
    • Bush Intercontinental Airport – located at the south side of Terminals A, B and C and at the west end of Terminal E.
    • Hobby Airport – booth located in baggage claim area.
  • Public Transportation – METRO offers local bus service from Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airport. For compete information or to plan your trip, visit
    • From Bush Intercontinental Airport:
      Route 102 – Bush IAH
      Service operates Monday through Sunday from Terminal C to downtown.
    • From Hobby Airport:
      Route 88 – Hobby Airport
      Service operates Monday through Saturday from Hobby Airport Transit Center to downtown.


NASA Shuttle Buses

  Wednesday, November 20 Thursday, November 21
Shuttle pick up at JSC, Building 1: ON THE HOUR 

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Return shuttle from Convention Center: ON THE HOUR 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM


11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Accessible Transportation

METRO is committed to a public transportation system that everyone can use. All of METRO’s fixed-route buses are accessible, and the METRORail light-rail system features accessible rail stations and railcars. Information about METRO’s bus & rail services can be found at or by calling 713-635-4000. Attendees who need paratransit service instead of accessible fixed-route service should contact 713-750-4241 or


International Guests

Are you an international organization or group looking to attend SpaceCom? In order to encourage international space commerce development, SpaceCom is offering international delegations special discounted rates! Please contact James Causey if you are interested in joining or leading a delegation at SpaceCom 2019.

Ask us about international delegation package rates!

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Fun Things to Do in Houston

Learn more about Houston!
Watch this video from our partner, Greater Houston Partnership, “Why Houston,” and learn more about the place you'll be spending some time in this November!


Pregame SpaceCom with the Rockets
Join us before the show with the Houston Rockets! SpaceCom has teamed up with the Rockets to provide discounted ticketing for their November 18th game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Use promocode: spacecom. Purchase tickets here.


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