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The Spaceport is an advanced specialty district in Civilization VI, dedicated to conquering space. It requires discovery of the Rocketry technology and cannot be built on Hills.

  • Effects:
    • Allows development of the Space Race Projects, which are the way to Science Victory.


Launching Mars Reactor (Civ6)

The launch of a Mars Reactor

The first two must be done in sequence to unlock the Martian colony projects.

Historical ContextEdit

The image of a spaceport (or cosmodrome) as a gateway to the stars is evocative of adventure and discovery, of the next "great frontier" for civilization. The reality is much more prosaic: a place to launch (and maybe eventually land) rockets, much like a seaport for ships or airport for planes. Like those, a spaceport consists of derricks, cranes, administration buildings, control centers, fuel tanks and the working infrastructure. The world's first permanent facility for orbital, manned launches was Baikonur – which had started as a Soviet military test range – in 1955 AD. Spurred by that the United States soon converted the Air Force Missile Test Center at Cape Canaveral to launch sub-orbital and then orbital rocket test flights ... and the space race was on.

Trivia Edit

The progress of the current Space Race project this Spaceport is working on is visible: In the beginning, there is just a half-finished rocket in the hangar, and the launchpad is empty. Further on, the rocket becomes whole; then it moves to the launchpad. Then, a group of lights to the right of the launchpad shows additional progress: first, only one red light is on; then another one, then a yellow, and so on until right before the launch there are 2 red, 2 yellow and 1 green light.

Civilization VI Science Victory steps
Launch a satellite
Land a human on the Moon
Establish a Martian Colony