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"She is a pioneer. She made way for lots of other women to go to service academies and after that to pursue engineering degrees like she did."

Twenty years ago, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms broke world records for both the longest spacewalk ever and the longest completed by a woman. Since then, she's helped a generation of women in aerospace, including the CEO of El Segundo-based Slingshot Aeropsace. Contributor Samson Amore has the story.

SpaceX plans Starlink broadband for cars, boats and planes.

Scientists received a radio signal from the furthest reach of space yet.

How LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Company became the envy of Hollywood.

Chat app Discord made $130 million in revenue last year.

Apple teams with Common Sense Media to curate podcasts for kids.

SpaceX reveals the extent of its starport plans in Texas.

Former Google employees claim they were told to take mental health leave when they experienced sexism and racism.

A Space Pioneer Paves the Way for the Next Generation 

Twenty years ago today, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms arrived at the International Space Station where she would go on to carry out a historic mission. Since then, she's been on another mission to inspire a new generation of aerospace pioneers. Read more>>

A Poet-Turned-Financier Is Raising Millions of Dollars to Fund Black, Latino Investors and Entrepreneurs

Taj Eldridge, a senior director of investments for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, said the idea for the new fund began in 2019 before last summer's racial reckoning. Read more>>

ImmunityBio Is Testing a COVID Vaccine Aimed at More Contagious Strains

A Culver City-based biotech company is testing COVID vaccinations that it hopes will become effective against more contagious variants that have emerged from South Africa, California, Brazil and the U.K.

Meet the Female-Founded Startups In Our Next Pitch Showcase

The next startup pitch showcase celebrates female-founded startups and takes place on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT.

M13 Investor Jawhara Tariq and LDR Ventures Partners Co-Managing Director Maxine Kozler will judge the three startups, OYA FEMTECH Apparel, ofthenight.club and Struct Club, on their pitch. The event will be hosted by dot.LA's Chief Correspondent & Host and Head of Video Kelly O'Grady.

Register here - space is limited

Save the Date for dot.LA's 2021 'Intersect' Entertainment Tech Summit

The line between tech and entertainment companies has never been thinner; the top Hollywood players are becoming software behemoths, the major tech firms are tripling down on their content investments and a number of startups are finding new ways to blend the two worlds. From the very heart of this convergence between tech, media and entertainment in Los Angeles, we're pleased to announce "Intersect," a first-of-its-kind summit convening this new super-sector, held live virtually on Wednesday April 28.

Early Access - Register here!

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