Spaceport Users A variety of users inform the design of the spaceport. The most common will be a mix of visitors and air travelrs. Visitors will be coming from Ishinomaki or as far away as souther Japan on the Shinkansen line. They will want to experience space travel as closely as possible without actually flying. Air travelers will be passing through the spaceport to spaceflights or to the city of Ishinomaki itself. With the new spaceport as a catalyst for future space industries, the spaceport will see increased traffic of researchers, business travelers and evacuee trainees. Space tourists will be the first people to use the facility for space travel as it is currently the only viable space industry that directly invovles the public. Ticket prices are currently very high, but with time, they will fall. New varients of the common spaceplane designs will further drive down prices to open the market to middle economic class adventurers. Space business travelers will begin to appear with the introduction of new space stations and bases on Mars and the Moon. The End of the World Traveler will come and go at the facility for regular training. A training facility in Ishinomaki will serve some of the trainings, though most will be in Tokyo, where the evacuation community resides.
Design documentation for a commercial/evacuation spaceport in Ishinomaki, Japan.