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LA Ports Still Clogged With Cargo Imports

With some 60 container cargo ships idling at the entrance of the port complex last week, traffic congestion in the San Pedro Bay shows no signs of letting up.

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SpaceX’s Historic Week Ushers in New Possibilities for Space Exploration

Inspiration4 proves that the company is making headway on its mission of opening space travel to all.

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SpaceX Deploys 51 Starlink Satellites From Vandenberg

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. completed its first Starlink launch from the West Coast.

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Spectrum Laboratory Gets Covid-19 Boost

Spectrum Laboratory Products Inc., whose chemicals are used to make Covid-19 vaccines, is bracing for an uptick in production amid concerns that the pandemic is far from over.

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Rocket Lab Stock Lifts Off

Rocket Lab USA Inc. is soaring on the public markets.

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SpaceX Works to Produce Cheaper Starlink Satellites

SpaceX is losing money on the satellite dishes and wants to boost production.

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SpaceX Sets All-Civilian Mission for Sept. 15

If successful, Inspiration4 will become the first human spaceflight mission to orbit Earth with only private citizens on board.

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SpaceX Delivers NASA Supplies to Space Station

SpaceX delivered 4,800 pounds of hardware, supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

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Rocket Lab Stock Slips in Nasdaq Debut

Rocket Lab USA Inc. came back to earth in its stock market debut as its share price slipped about 10% on the company’s first day of trading.

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Virgin Orbit to Go Public via SPAC

Long Beach-based aerospace company Virgin Orbit plans to go public in a merger with Boca Raton, Fla.-based NextGen Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company.

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Bonduelle Appoints Andrea Montagna as CEO

Bonduelle Fresh Americas appointed Andrea Montagna as its new chief executive.

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Phase Four Wins $1.7 Million Space Force Contract

Aerospace manufacturer Phase Four Inc. secured a $1.7 million contract with the Space Force.

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Rocket Lab Gets OK From NASA for Mars Mission

Rocket Lab USA will finalize design and start manufacturing spacecraft for a NASA mission to Mars.

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Record Cargo Volume Tests Local Ports

Peak shipping season is in full swing at the San Pedro Bay port complex, signaling that August cargo stats will likely top records set in July.

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NASA Pauses Lunar Lander Deal With SpaceX

NASA has halted its contract with SpaceX for the Human Landing System due to a lawsuit filed by Blue Origin.

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