Vergecast: SpaceX’s first crew in space and Facebook’s ongoing moderation controversy  | The Verge

49927174291_e531f7259b_o.0 Vergecast: SpaceX’s first crew in space and Facebook’s ongoing moderation controversy  | The VergePhoto by Bill Ingalls / NASA

This week on The Verge’s flagship podcast The Vergecast, co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back senior science reporter Loren Grush and Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to discuss their recent reporting on SpaceX and Facebook, respectively.

Last Saturday, SpaceX successfully launched its first two people into orbit. Loren explains SpaceX’s mission, partnering with NASA, and what the future of spaceflight looks like going forward.

In the second half of the show, Casey explains why Facebook employees are walking out in protest over posts by Donald Trump and how Facebook is handling the controversy in contrast to other social media companies like Twitter and Snap.

Of course, our hosts are also able to fit in some gadget…

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