Surf Air Expands To Hawthorne, Palm Springs
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
Los Angeles-based Surf Air , the membership-based, all-you-can fly airline headed by Wade Eyerly, has extended out its footprint today, saying that it has added another aircraft and expanded service to Hawthorne and Palm Springs.
Silicon Beach Report May 12: Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Begins Horizontal Digging in Hawthorne with Tunneling Machine.
L.A. Business Journal
MAY 12, 2017
begins horizontal digging in Hawthorne with tunneling machine, military could have low-cost launch market in five years with increased investment, and Social Reality rebrands as SRAX Elon Musk’s Boring Co.
Lyft Driver Killed In Hawthorne
JANUARY 4, 2016
According to the Hawthorne Police Department, 21-year old Thor Anderson, a driver for Lyft, was killed after his black Ford Fusion was broadsided by a 21 year old male driving a red Infiniti coup. lyft hawthorne drunk driver death crime ridesharing
Tesla Unveils Upgraded Model S In Los Angeles
OCTOBER 13, 2014
The car was rolled out at the Hawthorne Airport, just a few blocks away from rocket company SpaceX, which is also led by Musk. tesla motors hawthorne spacex models automobile electric radar autopilot
SpaceX to Launch Ninth Space Station Resupply Mission
L.A. Business Journal
JULY 15, 2016
of Hawthorne is scheduled to launch one of its rockets on a resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to the International Space Station on Monday, July 18 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Surf Air Extends To Las Vegas
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The new flights will go between both Burbank and Hawthorne Municipal Airport. The company''s last expansion was Hawthorne and Palm Springs.
Silicon Beach Report Aug. 22: Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund
L.A. Business Journal
AUGUST 22, 2016
Dodger announces second accelerator class, and SpaceX puts first vertical rocket landed on display in Hawthorne Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital fund, L.A.
Tesla To Launch Model M3 In Los Angeles On March 31st
MARCH 16, 2016
Tesla maintains a small office in Hawthorne, right next to SpaceX, the space rocket company which is also headed by Elon Musk. Tesla Motors is getting set to launch its newest model--the mass market, Model 3--at an event on March 31st in Los Angeles, in what is expected to be watershed moment for the electric car company. Tesla's new Model 3 is the first, mass market electric vehicle from Tesla, which until now has been only providing high end, luxury vehicles to the market.
OSI Systems Buys American Science and Engineering For $269M
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Hawthorne-based OSI Systems , the developer of X-ray and other screening equipment for the homeland security, defense, aerospace, and healthcare industries, has acquired American Science and Engineering, Inc. , in a deal worth $269M. OSI Systems said it paid $37.00 per share in cash and assumed unvested equity for American Science and Engineering. OSI said it gains additional, X-ray backscatter based inspection systems through the acquisition, which had been announced earlier.
SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9, Says Musk
APRIL 25, 2014
Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully "soft landed" its Falcon 9 rocket last week, as part of the successful resupply mission to the International Space Station--the precursor to landing the Falcon 9 on land. According to Elon Musk, in a surprise press conference Friday, SpaceX wants to eventually land its rockets with the accuracy of a helicopter on dry land--somtehing which would enable its rockets to be recovered and reused.
Broadcom Sues SpaceX Over Engineering Hires
MARCH 29, 2016
Irvine-based Broadcom has sued Hawthorne-based SpaceX , saying that SpaceX has been raiding the company for key engineers, and stealing its proprietary technology.
OSI Systems Acquires American Science and Engineering
JUNE 21, 2016
Hawthorne-base OSI Systems , which develops electronics systems for the homeland security, healthcare, and other markets, said this morning that it has acquired American Science and Engineering, Inc. AS&E), in a deal worth approximately $187M. OSI said it would pay $37.00 per share in cash for A&E, which makes backscatter X-ray inspection equipment used for screening cargo, parcel, and personnel. OSI Systems said it will fund the acquisition from an existing, $450M credit facility.
Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs
MARCH 26, 2014
The latest annual ranking of venture capitalists by Forbes has given a cold shoulder to Southern California venture capitalists. The Forbes Midas List , which was published Wednesday, did not name a single, Southern California investor.
SpaceX's Elon Musk Puts Up $10M To Fend Off Killer Robot Armies
JANUARY 15, 2015
Musk is head of both commercial rocket firm SpaceX, which is based in Hawthorne, as well as electric car company Tesla Motors. Technology mogul and visionary Elon Musk has publicly stated that he doesn''t like the idea of runaway artificial intelligence --and has just donated $10M of his own money to a group aimed at fending off unfriendly AI.
Elon Musk's Next Plan: Connect LA, San Francisco In Half An Hour
JULY 15, 2013
Tech mogul Elon Musk , who has proved that you can, indeed, build your own rocketship to space with his success with Hawthorne-based SpaceX , said today that he plans to unveil a brand new transportation system called Hyperloop.
Elon Musk Eyes New Satellite Venture
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
and former Google executive Greg Wyler to help launch around 700 satellites into space to provide Internet access globally, with those satellites being launched into space by Hawthorne-based SpaceX. Elon Musk , the technology mogul behind SpaceX and Tesla Motors , is gearing up to develop a new startup, to launch its own constellation of satellites to deliver Internet access. According to the WSJ, the Musk is working with the founder of WorldVu Satellites Ltd.
SpaceX Tests Astronaut Safety System
MAY 6, 2015
Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched a test early Wednesday morning, to help test an astronaut safety system intended to deliver astronauts safely in the case of an aborted launchpad liftoff.
JPL's New Space Tourism Posters Wow, Inspire
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
JPL--which is run by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for NASA--isn't the first one to get into vintage space travel posters: Hawthorne-based space rocket developer SpaceX released its own set of space travel posters last May.
SpaceX To Launch Israeli Mission To The Moon
OCTOBER 8, 2015
In the first, commercial effort to deliver a payload to the moon, Hawthorne-based rocket developer SpaceX is set to launch a robotic mission from an Israeli company to the moon.
SpaceX Wins $112M Contract From NASA
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
NASA announced late Tuesday that it has selected Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) , for a $112M mission to launch a water survey mission to space in April of 2021. According to NASA, SpaceX will provide launch services for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission, which is expected to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Lompoc.
Southern California's Billion Dollar Startup Trio: SpaceX, Snapchat, Beats
JANUARY 27, 2014
A recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal uncovers a surprising number of Southern California startups in the billion dollar valuation -- led by Hawthorne-based SpaceX , with a $4.8 Think Silicon Valley has a lock on billion dollar startups? billion dollar valuation at its last round. The chart of valuations shows that there are three companies which made the cut for being venture backed, having raised money in the last three years, and are still privately held.
SpaceX Promotes Travel To Mars With Retro Posters
MAY 18, 2015
Hawthorne-based SpaceX , the commercial spaceship and rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is promoting travel to Mars with three, retro-style travel posters.
SpaceX To Webcast Test Firing Monday
APRIL 27, 2012
Hawthorne-based commercial spacecraft developer SpaceX said Friday that it will be webcasting its test firing of its Falcon 9 rocket, as it prepared for its upcoming launch to dock with the International Space Station (ISS).
Southern California Sees $1.9 Billion In Q1 Deals, Biggest Since Dot Com Boom
APRIL 17, 2015
More than half of this quarter''s investment due to a single, nearly $1 billion investment in Hawthorne-based SpaceX. Southern California saw a staggering $1.9
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launches Successfully On Satellite Mission
MARCH 4, 2016
Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Friday afternoon, at 6:35 p.m. ET, in the Falcon 9's 22nd mission to space. The mission will deliver a payload for satellite communications operator SES, and its SES-9 satellite. The launch--which was webcast live by SpaceX--is the fourth try to launch the SES-9 to space, after several aborted attempts over the last week. The Falcon-9 is delivering the SES-9 to a geostationary orbit.
SpaceX Thrust Into Critical Role After Competitor's Catastrophic Explosion
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been thrust into a critical role with NASA, after a catastrophic launch failure and explosion in Virginia Tuesday evening.
SpaceX Aims For Wednesday Launch
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Hawthorne-based SpaceX is in the midst of pre-flight checks for its next launch, scheduled for Wednesday from Florida. According to NASA, SpaceX had a static firing of its rocket on Monday, in preparation for that launch. SpaceX is preparing to launch the SES-9 satellite.
SpaceX Plans Trip To ISS
AUGUST 16, 2011
Hawthorne-based SpaceX said Monday that it has been given a November 30, 2011 launch date for a trip to the International Space Station. The privately held rocket firm, which is headed by tech mogul Elon Musk, said the mission is designed to demonstrate that a privately-developed space transportation system can deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX said its Dragon will berth with the ISS nine days after launch READ MORE>>.
SpaceX Ties With Firm To Offer Passengers Flight To Private Space Stations
MAY 10, 2012
Hawthorne-based SpaceX and a firm working on developing its own, orbiting space station designs said Thursday they that have partnered to carry passengers to private space stations on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. According to SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace , SpaceX will offer crewed missions to Bigelow's space "habitats", which the firm said are planned to help provide national space agencies, companies, and universities with their own orbiting space stations.
SpaceX, NASA Test Parachute Landings
JANUARY 28, 2016
Hawthorne-based SpaceX and NASA said late Wednesday that SpaceX has tested the parachutes that it will initially use to land the Space Crew Dragon spacecraft on earth. According to NASA, the testing--done from a C-130 cargo aircraft--is part of the final development and certification work with NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
Astronauts: SpaceX Opening A New American Frontier
JANUARY 6, 2012
The astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are eagerly awaiting the planned, February 7th docking of Hawthorne-based SpaceX Dragon capsule, likening the event to the opening of the American frontier.
SpaceX Plans To Unveil Recovery Plans
JULY 20, 2015
Hawthorne-based SpaceX , the commercial rocket and spacecraft developer led by mogul Elon Musk, is planning on releasing plans on how the company hopes to recover from a catastrophic launch failure on June 28th. According to Musk, he plans to hold a call at noon discussing how the company plans to return to its launch operations.
SpaceX Dragon Approaches ISS, Set For Docking Friday
MAY 24, 2012
The historic mission to the International Space Station by Hawthorne-based SpaceX progressed further Wednesday, after NASA reported that SpaceX successfully completed an approach to the ISS.