HOUSTON — More than 50 years after it provided the communications link between Houston and the moon, Collins Aerospace is again helping connect “Space City” with the future of U.S. activities in space.

The aerospace company, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, has become an anchor tenant at Houston Spaceport, the “world’s first truly urban commercial spaceport.” Collins Aerospace executives joined city and spaceport officials on Monday (June 7) to ceremonially break ground on its new 8-acre (3.2 hectares), approximately 120,000-square-foot (11,150 square meters) campus located at Ellington Airport.