Surf Air Expands To Hawthorne, Palm Springs

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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.

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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.

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Lyft Driver Killed In Hawthorne

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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

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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's Elon Musk: No IPO, Our Goal Is A City On Mars

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If you''re looking at Hawthorne-based rocket firm SpaceX as the next big IPO in Southern California, you might have to look again. Founder and CEO Elon Musk said this week that he doesn''t have any intention of taking SpaceX public, because the "goals of SpaceX are very long-term, which is to establish a city on Mars." The remarks, which were made at a conference in Tokyo, were first reported by Bloomberg. READ MORE>>. nasa rocket space spaceflight mars exit acquisition merger

SpaceX to Launch Ninth Space Station Resupply Mission

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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

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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

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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

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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.

SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9, Says Musk

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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.

Watch SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Side Booster In Test Firing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX showed off a static fire test on a side booster rocket for its Falcon Heavy last week, saying that theFalcon Heavy will be using a booster that launched its Thaicom 8 mission into space. The test firing, at SpaceX's test labs in McGregor, Texas, are part of an effort by SpaceX to launch its first Falcon Heavy rocket sometime this year. The company had conducted another, static fire of another part of the Falcon Heavy earlier this month.

OSI Systems Buys American Science and Engineering For $269M

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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.

Broadcom Sues SpaceX Over Engineering Hires

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Irvine-based Broadcom has sued Hawthorne-based SpaceX , saying that SpaceX has been raiding the company for key engineers, and stealing its proprietary technology.

Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs

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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.

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SpaceX's Elon Musk Puts Up $10M To Fend Off Killer Robot Armies

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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.

OSI Systems Acquires American Science and Engineering

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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.

Elon Musk's Next Plan: Connect LA, San Francisco In Half An Hour

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Southern California's Billion Dollar Startup Trio: SpaceX, Snapchat, Beats

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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 To Webcast Test Firing Monday

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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).

SpaceX Promotes Travel To Mars With Retro Posters

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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 Engineer, Caltech Researcher Join Astronaut Ranks

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Robb Kulin, 33, has been working for SpaceX in Hawthorne, where he leads the Launch Chief Engineering group. In an unusual addition to the list of recruits to NASA's astronaut program, NASA said this week that a SpaceX engineer, and a Caltech researcher, are both among the list of twelve new candidates at a chance for future space exploration with the agency.

Southern California Sees $1.9 Billion In Q1 Deals, Biggest Since Dot Com Boom

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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 Wins $112M Contract From NASA

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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.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launches Successfully On Satellite Mission

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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

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been thrust into a critical role with NASA, after a catastrophic launch failure and explosion in Virginia Tuesday evening.

SpaceX Plans Trip To ISS

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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

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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 Aims For Wednesday Launch

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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.

Astronauts: SpaceX Opening A New American Frontier

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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.