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Hawthorne-Based SpaceX Scrubs Satellite Launch

A Hawthorne-based space transport company was forced to scrub a privately-financed satellite launch for the second time this week over technical glitches.

11/29/2013

(CBS)

Largest Rocket Ever Launched From Vandenberg AFB Makes Lift-Off

The largest rocket ever to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base had a successful lift-off Wednesday.

08/28/2013

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Rockefeller Imposter Sentenced To 27 Years To Life For San Marino Murder

A con man who posed as a member of the famous Rockefeller family was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to life in prison for the murder of a San Marino man 28 years ago.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/15/2013

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NASA To Examine Dragon Capsule At SpaceX’s Hawthorne Headquarters

NASA will visit SpaceX Thursday to take an up-close look at one of the company’s private dragon capsules.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/14/2012

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SpaceX Rocket Docks At International Space Station

The world’s first private supply ship successfully docked at the International Space Station Friday morning.

05/25/2012

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SpaceX Rocket Nears International Space Station

The world’s first private supply ship flew tantalizingly close to the International Space Station on Thursday, acing a critical test in advance of the actual docking.

05/24/2012

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Hawthorne’s SpaceX Will Attempt Cargo Run To International Space Station Tuesday

SpaceX will attempt to become the first private company to send a rocket to the International Space Station early Tuesday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2012

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NASA: Observation Satellite Fails To Reach Orbit

NASA says it looks like the rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite is in the Pacific Ocean after a failed launch attempt.

03/04/2011

(CBS)

Largest-Ever Rocket, With Secret Payload, Launched On West Coast

Preparations to send up the classified satellite payload took three years and $100 million in infrastructure upgrades at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/20/2011

Sky 2 caught the trail of an apparent missile launch over the coast of California. (credit: CBS)

Pentagon Can’t Explain ‘Missile’ Contrail Over SoCal Sky

The Pentagon Tuesday said it was trying to determine if a missile was launched Monday off the coast of Southern California and who might have launched it.

11/09/2010