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

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.

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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.

Elon Musk Opens Prototype Transportation Tunnel Under LA

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elon musk boring company tunnel transportation hawthorneElon Musk and The Boring Company have finally opened up their first, demonstration tunnel underneath the streets of Los Angeles, showing off a system which transports Tesla vehicles on guided rails under the city. The prototype system takes a Tesla vehicle down an elevator, sends it jetting through the tunnel at high speed, and back onto another elevator.

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

NASA Awards SpaceX $50 Million Launch Contract

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NASA awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX a $50.3 million contract to launch three space telescopes in 2021

Mixed Results for SpaceX

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The latest effort by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to increase its international broadband internet service produced mixed results

Triumph Aerospace to Close L.A. Facilities, Lay Off 250

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Triumph Aerospace will close two factories in Hawthorne and Torrance and lay off 250 employees beginning in December

SpaceX Wins $135 Million Contract

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, was awarded a $135 million contract by NASA as part of a nearly $1 billion effort to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

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SpaceX Ramps Up Constellation Efforts

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Since Hawthorne-based SpaceX began its ambitious Starlink project in late 2018, the company has launched roughly 300 small satellites into low Earth orbit

SpaceX Wins $135 Million Contract

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, was awarded a $135 million contract by NASA as part of a nearly $1 billion effort to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

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SpaceX Plans 10 Percent Workforce Reduction

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Approximately 10 percent of Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s s estimated 6,000 employees will be laid off

Silicon Beach Report June 5: ICO Watchdog Looks to Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Fraud

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East Coast accelerator brings program to Los Angeles; cryptocurrency company aims to reduce ICO fraud; Elon Musk’s tunnels approved in Hawthorne

Amazon Employees At 6 Southern California Warehouses Now Positive For Virus

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Employees at six, Amazon Fulfillment Centers across Southern California have now tested positive for COVID-19, with centers in San Bernardino, Rialto, Hawthorne, and Glassell Park, including four all tested in the last 24 hours. According to a number of reports , the four latest cases were at Amazon's ONT2 fulfillment center in San Bernardino; LGB8 in Rialto; DLA8 in Hawthorne, and also an Amazon Prime warehouse in Glassell Park.

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.

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.

OSI Systems Wins Federal Contract of Up to $450 Million to Monitor Patients

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an electronic security company based in Hawthorne, has been awarded a federal contract worth up to $450 million to monitor health care patients for the U.S. OSI Systems Inc., military

SpaceX reportedly looking to build Starship rockets at Port of LA

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SpaceX currently manufactures Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy at its facility in Hawthorne, Calif.,

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Elon Musk Taunts SEC

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Elon Musk , the CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , as well as the CEO of Tesla , is taunting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) again, posting on Twitter last week a thinly veiled insult at the SEC. Musk's antagonism is only the latest in the tech mogul's long history with the SEC, which included a $40M penalty and security fraud settlement in September of 2018. Musk tweeted: "SEC, three letter acronym, middle word is Elons" or, as one commenter put it, "S Elon's C *".

SpaceX Seeking Another $250M

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX , led by Elon Musk, is seeking another $250M in funding, which would value SpaceX at an astounding $36 billion. According to CNBC, the funding will go towards the Crew Dragon, Starlink, and Starship. CNBC said that SpaceX raised $1.33 billion in 2019. READ MORE>>. musk elon aerospace spaceflight space capital venture spacex

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Elon Musk Goes Off Rails On Earnings Call

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Elon Musk , the founder of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , in addition to Tesla , appeared to go off script and off the rails on the Tesla earnings call on Wednesday. Musk--while answering questions about when Tesla might resume production in the Bay Area--suddenly called the Bay Area's "shelter in place" order "fascist" and said that is "not why people came to America or pulled this country--what the f**k?".

Elon Musk Looks To Sell Both LA Homes

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Elon Musk , the founder of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , is apparently selling all of his real estate--including two Los Angeles homes , saying that he is selling all his physical possessions. Musk is selling one of his homes in LA for $30M, and the other for $9.5M. It's unclear what that means for Musk's presence in the Los Angeles area, where he spends most of his time, despite his involvement with Tesla Motors. READ MORE>>. elon musk angeles home residence realestate real estate

SpaceX Scrubs Satellite Launch Mission

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX scrubbed its plans for a launch of another 57 Starlink communications satellites on Friday, saying its team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts. SpaceX did not announced a new target launch date for the mission--part of an ongoing set of missions designed to send thousands of its Starlink satellites into low earth orbit. The Starlink mission had been scheduled to launch on Friday from Florida, at pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.

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SpaceX Shows Off Landed Rocket Collection

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX released a series of photos over the weekend, showing off its trio of successfully, landed Falcon 9 rocket stages. READ MORE>>. falcon exploration space spacex rocket launch aerospace

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Launch in January Could Prove Big Lift to SpaceX’s Schedule

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1 explosion prompted the Hawthorne aerospace company to halt its launch schedule as it investigated the cause of the incident Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, is aiming to launch another rocket early next month, which would be its first attempt since a Sep.

SpaceX Planning New Launch From Vandenberg

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a new launch of a payload from Vandenberg Air Force Base , just north of Lompoc, the first since June of 2019. According to NASA, it will be launching a new, international ocean measurement satellite, Sentinel-6. NASA said that Sentinel-6 will collect data on ea level, a key indicator of how Earth's warming climate affects weather and coastlines.

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SpaceX Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites Into Space

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched sixty more of its Starlink satellites on Wednesday evening, with another launch and landing from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch, which took place at 9:25 p.m.

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SpaceX Plans To Spin Off Starlink Via IPO

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning to spin off its satellite launch arm, Starlink , via an IPO, according to Bloomberg. SpaceX has been launching a massive fleet of thousands of satellites into space to provide Internet access across the globe. The plans for a potential IPO and spinout of Starlink came from SpaceX's President Gwynne Shotwell, at a JPMorgan Chase & Co. event, according to Bloomberg. READ MORE>>.

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SpaceX Starship Explodes During Test Firing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has seen another setback in their efforts to develop its next generation Starship, after a full size prototype of the SpaceX Starship exploded after a test firing of its Raptor engines. Videos show the Starship exploding at SpaceX's test site at Boca Chica, Texas at 1:49 p.m. CDT, with debris falling all around the test site.

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SpaceX Opens Up Online ISS Docking Simulator

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has just released an online simulator, where you can try your hand at docking one of the SpaceX Dragon capsules with the ISS--using the exact controls that NASA astronauts will be using. Have you ever wanted to dock a spacecraft with the International Space Station ?

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Elon Musk Restarts Tesla Production, Rebels Against Virus Rules

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Musk threatened to move both Tesla and Hawthorne-based SpaceX to either Texas or Nevada. Elon Musk has restarted production of the Fremont production line for Tesla Motors , saying in a tweet that he is restarting production "against Alameda County rules". Musk--who threatened to pull his businesses out of California yesterday--has been an outspoken critic of public health restrictions that are meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

SpaceX 4K Video Dazzles Viewers

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Are you a fan of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , the space rocket developer founded by Elon Musk? SpaceX has just released some impressive, 4K video of its launches on YouTube, offering up an impressive compilation of the company''s various launches in the very high resolution video format.

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NASA, SpaceX To Send Astronauts To ISS On May 27th

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In a major win for Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , NASA announced on Friday morning that it plans to send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27th. According to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, the launch--which will be the first from American soil since the Space Shuttle was retired--will happen in a SpaceX Crew Dragon, sitting atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The spaceflight will include two astronauts, Col. Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. READ MORE>>.

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Boring Company Wants To Connect Your Garage Directly To Its Tunnels

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The Boring Company has received approval from the Hawthorne City Council, to build a prototype system which would take a car from a garage, directly to an underground HyperLoop transportation system. Apparently, The Boring Company recently purchased a private residence--already nearby its existing, one-mile underground tunnel near Hawthorne Boulevard and Prairie Avenue, near SpaceX, where it plans to connect directly through an elevator system to its tunnel.

SpaceX Shows Off Animation Of Plan For Falcon Heavy Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has released an animated video of what it hopes to demonstrate with its Falcon Heavy launch, scheduled now for tomorrow, Tuesday.

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SpaceX Parachute Test Issue Likely To Delay Crew Launch

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The recent issue during a parachute test of the SpaceX Crew Dragon is likely to cause a delay to the plans of the Hawthorne, California-based company to launch astronauts the International Space Station, according to a report on Wednesday. According to a report from Parabolic Arc, an abnormal condition early in March during a parachute test for the Crew Dragon potentially delays the SpaceX launch to the ISS until June.

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SpaceX Launches More Starlink Satellites

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX sent another set of its Starlink satellites into space this morning, successfully launching its sixth Starlink mission into space at 8:16 a.m. EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Starlink said the Falcon 9 first stage used in the launch was previously used four times--in the Iridium-7 NEXT mission in July of 2018, the SAOCOM 1A mission in October 2018, the Nusantara Satu mission in February 2019, and the second launch of Starlink in November 2019.

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Fire Reported At SpaceX Facility In Florida

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SpaceX, which is based in the Los Angeles area, in Hawthorne, has said that it hopes to launch commercial missions on the Starship in 2021. A fire broke out this morning at a SpaceX facility in Florida, where SpaceX is working on its "Starship", reportedly causing around $650,000 in damage. Other details on the fire have not yet been provided by SpaceX.

More Than 50 E-Scooters Pulled From Portland River

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MCSO’s River Patrol and Dive Team are clearing the “sea wall” on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge. The e-scooter vandalism pandemic continues, as Portland authorities have reportedly hauled more than 50 e-scooters out of a Portland river last week.

SpaceX Seeks $750M In Debt Funding

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , the commercial space exploration firm run by Elon Musk, is looking to raised $750M in a leveraged loan offering, according to a report on Tuesday. The loan effort is being led by BofA Merrill Lynch. The debt funding effort is apparently the company's first time it has attempted to tap into the institutional debt market. READ MORE>>. spacex commercial space exploration elon musk loan debt funding aerospace

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Undergoes EMI Testing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX showed off its Crew Dragon undergoing electromagnetic interference testing on Tuesday, saying that the craft is expected to fly two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnkey and Doug Hurley, to and from the International Space Station. The launch is expected to take place somewhere around May, with an initial launch target of May 7th. The launch would be the first manned lauch of the Crew Dragon to space, although a prior Crew Dragon had already been sent to the ISS with cargo.

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SpaceX Manned Launch Mission As Early As May, Say Reports

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX may be launching astronauts into space on the Crew Dragon spacecraft as early as May, according to reports, after meeting all of the milestones required to fly actual astronauts on its spacecraft. The first mission reportedly could be as early as May 7th, on the SpaceX Demo-2 launch. SpaceX has not yet publicly detailed any launch plans.

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SpaceX Lets You Book Satellite Launches Online

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is now accepting online reservations for flights on one of its dedicated, satellite ride sharing missions--for a cost as low as $1M. Looking to deliver your very own satellite into space, and have a spare $1M? According to SpaceX, it is expanding its launch services "to directly address the needs of small satellite operators" through the online booking tool.

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