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. Arturo Martinez Conchas of Hawthorne was arrested for vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and posession of illegal drugs and booked into jail. 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. Surf Air said new flights in Hawthorne will start on December 9th, and Palm Springs will start on December 12th. surf hawthorn palm springs airline surfair startup airplane travel commuter

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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.

Dash Systems Raises $8 Million for Airdrop Technology

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Hawthorne-based DASH Systems Inc. will use the funding to expand aerial shipping to remote and rural areas

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 Lands $149 Million Defense Contract

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, last week secured a substantial new government contract and made progress on multiple fronts with its Starlink satellite project Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

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

SpaceX Launches 60 More Satellites

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Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. sent 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit using the company’s Falcon 9 rocket during an Oct. 18 launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

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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 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

Swoop Platform Targets Small Transportation Operators

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Hawthorne-based Swoop Inc. wants to bring digital order and ease of use to the group transportation industry, a fragmented market populated with small operators who keep their books manually

Swoop Platform Targets Small Transportation Operators

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Hawthorne-based Swoop Inc. wants to bring digital order and ease of use to the group transportation industry, a fragmented market populated with small operators who keep their books manually

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.,

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

SpaceX Adds Satellite Client for Latest Launch

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, launched 58 Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket on June 13, then successfully landed the rocket on a waiting SpaceX ship at sea Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

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.,

Elon Musk moved to Texas

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SpaceX headquarters are in Hawthorne and Tesla’s headquarters are in Silicon Valley. SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that he has moved to Texas, confirming months of speculation that the billionaire would leave California, a state of which he has become increasingly critical.

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.

SpaceX Sends SiriusXM Satellite Into Space

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Hawthorne, California-based rocket launch provider SpaceX has successfully launched a new satellite into space for SiriusXM. The company launched the SiriusXM SXM-7 satellite into space this weekend, in a launch from Florida. Maxar Technologies--which built the satellite for SiriusXM, before delivery to SpaceX for launch--said the satellite is performing properly. The new satellite adds coverage area in North America. The satellite will be placed in geostationary orbit above North America.

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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

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 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 Hopes For Humans On Mars Within Six Years

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Elon Musk , the CEO and founder of Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , hopes to put human beings on Mars in six years, and an uncrewed landing on Mars in about two years, he said yesterday in Germany. Musk--accepting an award from media company Axel Springer in Germany yesterday--also said he hopes to get to orbit himself in the next two or three years. SpaceX is currently working on Starship, the company's spacecraft designed for traveling to Mars. READ MORE>>.

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SpaceX Adds $1.9M In New Funding, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised another, $1.9 billion in funding, according to Reuters , which says the funding was disclosed in regulatory filings. Source of the new funding was not announced. The new funds reportedly value SpaceX at $46 billion, according to Bloomberg. SpaceX recently launched two astronauts into space for NASA, and just set a new record for re-use of a Falcon 9 booster Tuesday morning. READ MORE>>. spacex venture capital private equity space spaceflight aerospace

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Elon Musk Moves Out Of California

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Elon Musk , the CEO of Hawthorne-based rocket launch company SpaceX , has officially moved out of California and to Texas, he said on Tuesday. Musk has spent much of his time in Los Angeles, since founding SpaceX, in addition to Silicon Valley. The move comes after Musk threatened to move Tesla out of California as a result of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, and after he defied local health orders from the Alameda County Public Health Department to close Tesla's factories. READ MORE>>.

GeoLinks Wins $234.8M For Broadband Rollout

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX also was a winner in the broadband effort, with an $886M award, part of a total of $9.2 Camarillo-based GeoLinks , a wireless Internet Services Provider (WISP) that supplies broadband Internet via high speed, wireless links, is one of the winners of a big FCC rural broadband Internet award. The company received $234.8M for providing connectivity to 128,297 locations across 3 states, part of a broader, $9.2

SpaceX Adds $1.9B In New Funding, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised another, $1.9 billion in funding, according to Reuters , which says the funding was disclosed in regulatory filings. Source of the new funding was not announced. The new funds reportedly value SpaceX at $46 billion, according to Bloomberg. SpaceX recently launched two astronauts into space for NASA, and just set a new record for re-use of a Falcon 9 booster Tuesday morning. READ MORE>>. aerospace spaceflight space equity private capital venture spacex

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?".

SpaceX Dragon Headed Back To Earth Today

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SpaceX is based in the Los Angeles area, in Hawthorne. Another, SpaceX Dragon capsule is headed back to earth, and is expected to splash down in the Atlantic at 10PM Eastern time, according to NASA, which is broadcasting the departure of the capsule from the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The Dragon is loaded with 5,200 pounds of research and other cargo.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches GPS Satellite Into Space

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully launched a new, GPS satellite into space for the United States Space Force on Thursday afternoon. SpaceX launched the US Space Force's GPS III Space Vehicle 04 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Florida, from its launchpad at Space Launch Complex 40. The launch occurred at 6:24pm EST. In addition to the launch, SpaceX also landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 used in the launch on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship.

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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 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., SpaceX is said to be in talks with local government officials about setting up a new rocket factory in the Port of Los Angeles, a location that would give it easy access to the ocean for transporting its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicles to its coastal launchpad sites in Florida. CNBC reported that these discussions were confirmed by Port of LA officials.

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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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Rocket Lab Launches Effort To Explore Venus

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Rocket Lab joins Hawthorne-based SpaceX in its desire for exploring space; SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set his eyes on colonizing Mars. Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab , the space launch startup led by Peter Beck, is aiming at beating NASA to Venus , in the hopes of helping to search for extraterrestrial life. According to Beck, it plans to dispatch its own space probe to Venus, to "scout for signs of extraterrestrial life".

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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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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 Successfully Launches Earth Observation Satellite Into Orbit

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX successfully launched another mission into space on Sunday, putting the SAOCOM 1B earth observation satellite--as well as two rideshare payloads, the Tyvak-0172 and PlanetiQ's GNOMES-1--successfully into space. The launch was from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and occurred at 7:18pm EDT.

SpaceX Completes Launch Of ANASIS-II

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has again successfully put another payload into space, this time, a military communications satellite for South Korea. The launch--which happened at 5:30pm ET--is the fastest turnaround for a Falcon 9 rocket, using the same Falcon 9 that carried NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station in May. Behnken and Hurley are still in space, at the ISS.

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