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Samantha Masunaga

Samantha Masunaga covers aerospace for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining The Times in 2014, she has covered local and national breaking news, the craft beer industry and Southern California’s Japanese American community. Masunaga has previously worked for the Oregonian, the Orange County Register and the Rafu Shimpo, among other publications. A Southern California native, she is an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and UCLA.
Competition to build the Navy's MQ-25 flying tanker shows how drone fighters are taking on new roles

Competitors Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co. and General Atomics have each unveiled their concepts for the U.S. Navy's MQ-25 unmanned tanker competition.

SpaceX gets approval to develop its BFR rocket and spaceship at Port of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to approve a permit that allows SpaceX to build and operate a facility at the Port of L.A. to develop its BFR rocket and spaceship system.

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