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SpaceX Settles Overtime Pay Class Action for $4 Million

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SpaceX settled an overtime pay class action with 4,100 workers on Wednesday for $4 million

SpaceX Releases Vine Of Failed Landing Attempt

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has just released a video via Vine of its failed landing attempt of the first launch stage of its rocket booster in Florida. SpaceX had been attempting to land the booster on a floating platform, as part of its efforts to develop a reusable rocket booster.

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. spacex astronaut safety system abort test nasa

AECOM To Build Hyperloop Test Track For SpaceX

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A big Los Angeles area construction and engineering firm, AECOM , said Tuesday that it has been selected to build the first, Hyperloop test track, for a competition being run by Hawthorne-based SpaceX. AECOM said it is building a six-foot diameter, steel tube track which will run nearly one mile, adjacent to SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorn, as part of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. aecom hyperloop technologies test track spacex transportation advanced tube

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.

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.

SpaceX Sets Satellite Launches

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SpaceX said that it will launch two satellites for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) in 2014, from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX reports it now has a manifest of 40 launches on its schedule, with 60 percent of those representing commercial launches.

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. Both Orbital Sciences and SpaceX had been selected to help provide resupply services to the ISS by NASA.

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. broadcom spacex legal lawsuit hiring confidentiality engineering jobs employment

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 11: SpaceX Explains Plans to Land Three Boosters at Once

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SpaceX explains plans to land three boosters at once, inside LA 2024’s social media strategy for winning the Olympics, and Global Eagle fully rents out a satellite

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 nasa swot water survey climate change mission aerospace rocket launch satellite vandenberg

SpaceX Targets Astronaut Delivery

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Not content to just deliver satellites to space, and to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, Hawthorn-based SpaceX said Friday that it is continuing to work on preparing its Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts. spacex astronaut capsule space travel rocket nasa

Silicon Beach Report May 5: SpaceX to Relaunch Second Used Rocket in June

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SpaceX to relaunch second used rocket in June, Ellen DeGeneres adds show to YouTube, and agencies say Snapchat self-service feature will make it competitive with Facebook

SpaceX Sees Catastrophic Failure As Rocket Explodes On Launch

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In a huge blow to what had been an unstoppable local success story, Hawthorne-based rocketship developer SpaceX saw a catastrophic failure on Sunday morning, which resulted in the explosion and destruction of what would have been the seventh mission to resupply the International Space Station. The SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-7) mission was to have deliver supplies and cargo to the ISS. flight aerospace explosion rocket failure catastrophic spacex

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. spacex astronaut space travel international station nasa

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. 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. SpaceX also was attempting another ocean landing of its first stage, although it was unclear if that attempt was successful during the launch, after video cut out just as the stage was due to land on the SpaceX floating barge.

SpaceX Wins Canadian Launch Program

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SpaceX said the company will carry three satellites to orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2018, via a contract with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. SpaceX said that MDA already has a mission signed this year for delivery a satellite on the Falcon 9. SpaceX is led by technology mogul Elon Musk. spacex canada satellite launch rocket contract space aerospace

SpaceX Eyes IPO

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX , the commercial rocket firm of technology mogul Elon Musk, is reportedly looking to add itself to the list of Southern California technology firms aiming at at IPO. SpaceX recently announced plans to develop the largest rocket since the Saturn V, the Falcon Heavy. spacex merger acquisition elon musk rocket space aerospace

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."

SpaceX, NASA Test Parachute Landings

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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. NASA is initially returning its crew back to earth in the Dragon using those parachutes, a tried-and-true technology for the space agency; SpaceX is hoping at some point in the future to instead land those crew back on earth using rocket engines.

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. killer robotics google skynet turing life research intelligence artificial army robot musk elon spacex 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.

SpaceX Dragon Approaches ISS, Set For Docking Friday

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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. The SpaceX Dragon passed directly below the ISS, 2.5

SpaceX Nails World’s First Launch, Landing of Reused Rocket

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SpaceX landed a used Falcon 9 first-stage rocket on a water barge in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday — the world’s first flight and landing of a previously launched orbital-class rocket

Silicon Beach Report March 24: SpaceX Plans to Relaunch Used Falcon 9 Rocket Next Week

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SpaceX plans to relaunch used rocket next week, Black Tux to open showrooms in six Nordstrom stores, and Lions Gate has ‘helluva good day’ with Power Rangers video game launch

SpaceX Runs Down All Rocket Explosion Leads, Sabotage Included

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As part of an effort to run down every lead in its Falcon 9 rocket explosion investigation, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is reportedly looking into sabotage, possibly by its rival United Launch Alliance

SpaceX Docks With ISS

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In a resounding success for Southern California spaceflight firm SpaceX , the firm's Dragon capsule successfully docked and was bolted to the International Space Station at 12:02 p.m. nasa station space international travel astronaut spacex

SpaceX Expands In Texas

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Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the commercial rocket firm headed by Elon Musk, said Wednesday afternoon that it is expanding its rocket development facility in Texas. Photo credit: SpaceX).

SpaceX Sees Successful Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX had a successful launch this morning at 3:44 a.m. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, along with its Dragon cargo capsule, reached orbit early this morning, after a series of delays. SpaceX is headed by technology mogul Elon Musk.

SpaceX Success May Mean Military Flights

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A report today says that the hugely successful flight and mission by SpaceX may open up the doors for that firm to gain a new customer: the U.S. SpaceX, which is based in Hawthorne, California, is headed by technology mogul Elon Musk.

SpaceX: Build Your Own Falcon 9 Rocket

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Fans of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , the commercial rocket firm of Elon Musk, have been riding high this week, with the approval of its NASA launch mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for February. spacex falcon rocket falcon9 dragon spaceflight nasa rocketship aerospace flight

SpaceX Releases Huge Trove Of Space Photos

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Fans of SpaceX , the Los Angeles area space flight company led by Elon Musk, will have a field day with a giant trove of photographs from the company, which SpaceX made free to the public late Friday. SpaceX is offering up the use of hundreds of its photos via Creative Commons on the Flickr photo shraing site, which it said will allow user for free, noncommercial re-use with attribution. Rocket launch image courtesy SpaceX.

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--which released the posters on Flickr over the weekend--released the posters under the caption "Adventure awaits!

SpaceX Hails Astronaut Milestone

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SpaceX--which is in the midst of projects to deliver cargo to the ISS--is hoping that NASA will open up the possibility of flying human beings into space with its spacecraft. spacex astronaut commercial spaceflight rocket space aerospace nasa soyuzHawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies , the commercial rocket firm headed by technology mogul Elon Musk, said today that it has completed a major milestone in its efforts to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.