Suddenly, everyone from the U.S. government, commercial satellite companies, universities and even high school students needs to have a small satellite. And that is fueling another boom, in Southern California and across the West, in companies dedicated to giving the satellites a ride to space.
JULY 16: A dog sits in its crate near stuff toy pigs and pet food before the southern California maiden voyage of Pet Airways on July 16, 2009 in the Los Angeles-area city of Hawthorne, California. The pets-only airline made stops in Denver, Chicago, Washington, DC and New York.
The 42nd annual South Bay Medal of Valor luncheon was held on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Torrance Marriott. Thirteen police officers and one firefighter were honored Thursday at the 42nd annual South Bay Medal of Valor Awards at the Torrance Marriott.
OCTOBER 09: Tesla owners take a ride in the new Tesla "D" model after Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, unveiled the dual engine chassis, a faster and all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric sedan, at the Hawthorne Airport October 09, 2014 in Hawthorne, California. The D will be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just over 3 seconds.
Police officer Alex Khan in front of the Hawthorne Police Department on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Khan will be awarded the Medal of Valor on May 26 for killing a man who had just shot and killed a woman right in front of him.
Onlookers cheered as it pulled onto the road at the stroke of midnight and rushed to take selfies with the tank, which is three stories tall on its side. "This is the rocket we grew up with," said Matt Griessler, an avionics intern at Hawthorne-based SpaceX who watched it begin its road trip hitched to a truck bed engineered to move its front and back ends independently.
Snapchat Inc. was something of a hit at last year's Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series, attracting throngs of festival-goers hoping to win towels, bags and plushies featuring the chat app's "Ghostface Chillah" logo from its booth. Expect an encore from Snapchat this summer.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in Hawthorne, California April 30, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc unveiled Tesla Energy - a suite of batteries for homes, businesses and utilities - a highly-anticipated plan to expand its business beyond electric vehicles.
Southern California's largest free concert series, THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES, announces the dates and lineup for its 32nd annual season presented by Snapchat. Returning to theiconic Santa Monica Pier, the all-ages event soundtracks theSoCal summer life every Thursday beginning July 7 throughSeptember 8 from 7:00-10:00 PM.