SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

5 May 2016, 9:44 pm

The first recovered booster, from December, will grace the entrance of SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Already in the delivery business for NASA, SpaceX hopes to start transporting U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by the end ...... Read More »

Man Killed in Single-Car Crash in Hawthorne ID'd

5 May 2016, 6:17 am

HAWTHORNE, CA - Authorities on Thursday identified a man who was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Hawthorne, police said. David Combs, 47, died at the scene of the crash, which was reported about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawthorne Boulevard and 136th Street ...... Read More »

Make way for the next sport of the modern age: Drone racing

4 May 2016, 6:44 am

(AP) HAWTHORNE, California: Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. The crowd lets out a collective “Whoa!”... Read More »

SpaceX releases 'stunning' video of Falcon 9 sea landing

4 May 2016, 6:34 am

Viewers applauded and screamed for joy as the narrow rocket glided down onto a drone ship in Hawthorne, California. Just a few weeks ago, the SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully landed on a floating platform off the coast of Florida, and those who want a closer ...... Read More »

Drone racing hopes to take off in the US in a big way

4 May 2016, 12:49 am

HAWTHORNE (California) — Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: A tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Then his sight goes black. The crowd lets out a collective “Whoa!”... Read More »

Behold drone racing, a would-be sport in which men (and a few women) pilot remote-controlled copters on twisting courses at up to 80 miles an hour

3 May 2016, 8:36 pm

HAWTHORNE, California — Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. The crowd lets out a collective "Whoa!"... Read More »

Congratulations to the 2016 NCSE Grand Canyon Teacher Scholarship winners!

3 May 2016, 5:23 pm

Hawthorne, California. They will receive an all-expenses-paid eight-day raft trip through the Grand Canyon, guided by two members of NCSE's staff and joining twenty other NCSE members and supporters who purchased seats on the trip. The scholarship funds ...... Read More »

JCSAT-14 mission set for Thursday morning flight on SpaceX Falcon 9

3 May 2016, 7:13 am

The Hawthorne, California-based company has some two hours, beginning at 1:22 a.m. EDT (05:22 GMT) to get the Full Thrust Falcon 9 rocket off of the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) and into the early-morning ...... Read More »

SpaceX undecided on payload for first Falcon Heavy flight

2 May 2016, 9:00 pm

Credit: SpaceX Shotwell said one of the booster cores destined to fly on the first Falcon Heavy launch is already under construction at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Once complete, the 15-story-tall boosters will go to SpaceX’s test ...... Read More »

2018 - That's When Elon Musk Wants To Send A Spacecraft To Mars

2 May 2016, 6:41 pm

Once a spunky startup, SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, California, has become a major force in the burgeoning space industry, with more than 4,000 employees, a backlog of orders to launch commercial satellites and multibillion dollar contracts with NASA to fly ...... Read More »

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