Ellington Field may be closed as a active military base but many things still go on there. It is home to the Air National Guard, among others, and also the place where the president and other important dignitaries arrive and depart by plane. It is still the place where the astronants return home to Houston and where the space shuttle used to land. It is also still in use as an airport. It is just outside the southeast side of Houston. It is far from being an "industrial park" and Texas City is about 45 minutes away in good traffic.