China - Faster Than Light


Code Monkey
Staff member
FTL? Well, how else would you be able to explain Chinese papers reporting on a successful space launch several hours before it actually occurs? :P

From the folks at Valleywag:
valleywag said:
The Shenzhou 7 mission will feature China's first spacewalk, so it's kind of a big deal. That's why reporters are snickering over state news agency Xinhua's accidental posting of a report that vividly describes the rocket in flight, complete with quotes from the three astronauts inside — "air pressure in the cabin is normal." The article, dated this coming Saturday, was live on Xinhua's website for several hours prior to the launch. (Photo by Reuters/Li Gang)