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.

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.

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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 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

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

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

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After five days in Austin for SXSW, I headed to Los Angeles, actually Hawthorne, for Tesla’s Model Y unveiling. Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming.

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.

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 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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SpaceX Test Fires New Raptor Engines

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has test fired its new Raptor engines, the new engines which are being developed for the next SpaceX launch vehicle. The Raptor engine is a liquid-fueled rocket engine which uses methane and liquid oxygen, and are expected to have about twice the power of the current Merlin 1D engines used in the SpaceX Falcon 9. pic.twitter.com/ChEGbjTGKZ — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019. READ MORE>>. spacex raptor engine spaceflight aerospace elon musk

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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 Moving Some Starship Prototyping To Texas

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is reportedly getting set to move some parts of the prototyping of its big, Mars-bound passenger rocket--the Starship (formerly known as the BFR)--to Texas, according to reports on Wednesday.

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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 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 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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SpaceX Wins $297M For New Air Force Launch Missions

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has scored $297M more in a launch contract from the U.S. Air Force , the launch three new missions into space. According to the Air Force Space and Missle Systems Center, SpaceX won one of two Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch services contracts, worth a total of $297M. The contract is for the delivery of three, Air Force missions--the AFSPC-44, NROL-85, and NROL-87 missions, into space.

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SpaceX Valuation Now $25 Billion, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is now worth around $25 billion, based on the valuation of the company on a new, $507M fundraising round, according to Bloomberg. The valuation would make SpaceX the third most valuable startup in the United States, behind Uber and Airbnb, according to the report. READ MORE>>. spacex venture capital aerospace valuation unicorn elon musk

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Watch: SpaceX Attempts Launch Of Iridium-6/GRACE-FO

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch another set of satellites into space for Iridium, as well as a mission for NASA. The launch--scheduled for a little over 10 minutes, at 12:47 pm PDT--will use the same Falcon 9 as used by the Zuma mission.

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SpaceX Raises $350M More, Is Now Worth Around $21 Billion

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has just raised $350M more in new funding, according to regulatory filings, which reportedly values the company at around $21 billion. Details of the funding have not been announced by SpaceX. SpaceX has previously raised funding from Fidelity, Google, Founders Fund, and DFJ. READ MORE>>. spacex venture capital rocket launch aerospace valuation elon musk

SpaceX Chops 10 Percent Of Employees, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX --despite a continuing string of successful launches--is cutting 10 percent of its 6,000 employees, according to a report published on Friday. The report--from the LA Times--confirmed the layoff with the company, which said that Space "must become a leaner company" to continue to deliver for its customers.

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SpaceX Launch Today At 7:31am, If Weather Holds

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping to launch another set of Iridium NEXT satellites into space this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Santa Barbara, if the weather and other conditions hold. According to SpaceX, the instantaneous launch window for the launch is 7:31 a.m. PST, which should be visible across Southern California, depending on cloud conditions. The mission will place ten more Iridium NEXT communications satellites into space.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Test Flight Into Space

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In the biggest rocket to leave the planet since 1973, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully sent its Falcon Heavy on its way to space, lifting off the new rocket off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:45PM ET.

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SpaceX Delays Hispasat Launch In Florida

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX delayed its anticipated launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite over the weekend, saying that it needed to conduct additional testing on the Falcon 9's fairing's pressurization system before launch. SpaceX had hoped to launch the Hispasat 30W-6 mission on Sunday mornig from Florida. SpaceX has not yet rescheduled the launch time for the new mission. READ MORE>>. spacex hispasat satellite launch aerospace falcon9

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Elon Musk: Boring Company Tunnel Will Open December 10th

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The first, high tech test tunnel built by LA's The Boring Company , bored between the SpaceX parking lot and a home in Hawthorne, California, is almost complete, and will open to the public on December 10th, according to Boring Company and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

SpaceX Raises $100M More In Funding Round

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised another $100M in funding, a regulatory filing by the company on Monday revealed. The funding comes on top of an earlier, $350M funding from earlier this year in the company. No other details on the funding have been announced. READ MORE>>. spacex venture capital aerospace space exploration investment elon musk

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Report: SEC Probes Tweets By Elon Musk

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Musk--who is also head of Hawthorne-based SpaceX -- said earlier this week that he had "Funding secure" to take Tesla private at $420 per share. The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into a series of tweets made by technology mogul Elon Musk earlier this week, where he said he was looking into taking Tesla private. READ MORE>>. elon musk tesla motors merger acquisition spacex investigation

SpaceX Targets Next Launch For Sunday, From Florida

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said on Wednesday that it is targeting its next rocket launch for Sunday, July 22nd, from its launchpad in Florida. According to SpaceX, it will look to launch the Telstar 19 VANTAGE payload from Pad 40 at Kennedy Space Center for an "early morning" launch. Exact times were not announced by SpaceX. SpaceX just completed its static fire testing of the Falcon 9 for that mission on Wednesday. READ MORE>>. spacex telstar telstar19 vantage florida rocket aerospace launc

SpaceX Set To Launch Crew Dragon Test Flight On Saturday

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In an important move towards launching astronauts into space, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is getting set to launch an important, test flight of its Crew Dragon on Saturday, from Florida. The first Crew Dragon spacecraft was rolled out onto Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, where it is now being prepped for an early Saturday morning launch.

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SpaceX Delivers SES-12 Satellite Into Orbit

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered another satellite payload into space early Monday evening, launching the SES-12 satellite into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) at 12:45 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. According to SpaceX, the SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff. The launch used a "previously flown" Falcon 9 first stage. SpaceX did not attempt to recover the first stage again on this launch. READ MORE>>.

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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.

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.

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SpaceX Wins $290M Launch Contract From US Air Force

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The US Department of Defense announced late Wednesday evening that it has awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX , a $290.594M contract, to launch GPS satellites for the United States Air Force (USAF) into space, as part of its GPS III satellite constellation.