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An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

‘Hyperloop’ would link LA-SF in 30 mins, if built

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine stepping into a car-sized capsule in downtown Los Angeles and, 30 minutes later, emerging in San Francisco On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said […]

08/12/2013

Tesla Model S all-electric sedan (AP Photo)

Tesla promises to add charging stations

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is promising to boost the number charging stations during the next year so its customers can drive across North America. The company says it will triple […]

05/30/2013

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INFLUENCE GAME: Tech, labor spar on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it’s more sinister: The push by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.

05/16/2013

This is from a SpaceX video showing the company's Dragon space capsule firing thrusters during a powered descent as it aims for a vertical landing at its launch site. (Photo: SpaceX)

The next Dragon is alien-like

The next version of the Dragon spacecraft built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX will look like something truly out of this world, according to Elon Musk, the company’s billionaire founder and CEO.

03/29/2013

The SpaceX Dragon is unberthed from the station's Harmony node as the sun begins to rise over the Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.

03/28/2013

The SpaceX Dragon is unberthed from the station's Harmony node as the sun begins to rise over the Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship leaves space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A privately owned cargo ship left the International Space Station with a full science load Tuesday and aimed for a splashdown in the Pacific.

03/26/2013

SpaceX founder Elon Musk (AP Photo)

SpaceX rocket launched but problem with thrusters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial vessel carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into trouble shortly after liftoff Friday. SpaceX’s billionaire founder Elon Musk reported a problem with the thrusters on the “Dragon.”

03/01/2013

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Private SpaceX rocket launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday under a billion-dollar contract with NASA that could lead to astronaut rides in just a few years.

03/01/2013

So Cal rocket prepares for lift off

HAWTHORNE (CNS) – While a retired Space Shuttle is about to crawl across Los Angeles, a rocket made just a few miles away is about to be launched as the first private enterprise booster to […]

10/06/2012

SpaceX's historic mission complete

(CNS) – Nearly a week after making history by becoming the first private spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, a capsule built by a Hawthorne-based aerospace company returned to Earth today, splashing down […]

05/31/2012

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