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It's been a rocky few days for rocket makers Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who both saw their space-bound prototypes catch fire and explode (respectively) during launch.

In the past week, SpaceX’s prototype of its spaceship burst into flames, igniting a brush fire and Blue Origin’s test capsule rocket exploded in midair after launch.

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Elon Musk’s bizarre behavior has sparked a lot of lawsuits over the years, from complaints about his Tweets to allegations that he’s part of Dogecoin scheme. One local professor thinks there’s a lesson to be learned from that long legal history.

Stephen Bainbridge, a UCLA law professor, has launched a new course called “Law of Elon Musk.” According to the course description, the class will explore “some of the ways in which law constrains (or fails to) Musk’s divergences from shareholder interests.”

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Los Angeles’ reusable rocket scene is blowing up, with firms like Rocket Lab, Relativity Space, Varda and Masten Space Systems taking SpaceX’s lead and developing spacecraft that can be launched multiple times. But until recently, there weren’t many firms focused on recycling satellites.

Enter Outpost, a Santa Monica-based maker that’s trying to make the small satellite market more sustainable. Outpost announced Tuesday it has raised $7.1 million in a seed round led by Moonshots Capital. The company will use the funding to continue building its technology and hire more talent both locally and remotely.

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