Month: April 2010

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So… What’s up with the Health Care bill?

Adrianna Dueck – The Corsair Obama’s new Health Care bill is probably the most disturbing and troubling problem that America is having currently.  Even more unfortunate is the fact that I, along with most college students, have no idea what is actually going on inside of the closed doors in Washington D.C.  Now I’m not...

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Sexy or beautiful? Which are you? Part 1

Adrianna Dueck – The Corsair With all the amazing reality shows that viewers have to choose from on TV every night, the question that arises is “what does beauty really mean in our society?”  Does having on the hottest, smallest, tightest Armani short shorts and an elegant Dolce blouse make one sexy, or is it...

Double delight greets viewers of Discovery launch
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Double delight greets viewers of Discovery launch

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair Spectators at the Kennedy Space Center got a double treat today as they gathered before dawn to witness the International Space Station cross the moon about 15 minutes before Discovery launched in a spectacular show. The pre-dawn launch was right on schedule at 6:21 a.m. this morning. “With the shuttle going up...

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Six hours until expected blastoff of Discovery

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair Alan Poindexter, PJC alumnus and Commander of the STS-131 Discovery space shuttle, is scheduled to walk out with his crew of seven at 2:34 a.m. EST. From there the crew will take a bus to the Discovery shuttle, boarding the shuttle at 3:01 a.m. Poindexter will lead the crew to the international...

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Fueling of the external tank has begun

At 9:28 p.m. EST, NASA started to fill the external tank attached to Discovery with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. The tank is used to fuel the shuttles three main engines weighing at 58,500 pounds and 1,668,500 pounds after it is filled with the propellants. The tank estimates at three hours to complete fueling. The...

Kennedy Space Center showcases wildlife
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Kennedy Space Center showcases wildlife

It is the night before our morning launch and the Corsair team is preparing for an all-nighter of shuttle and astronaut observation. As this blog is being composed the shuttle’s external hydrogen tank is being filled in preparation for the vessel’s 13-day interstellar mission.   During our time here we’ve been able to catch glimpses...

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NASA informs weather is the only possible delay in STS-131 mission

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair Weather may be the only factor for delay in the launch of STS-131, which is scheduled for Monday morning at 6:21 a.m. EST. PJC’s alumnus, Alan Poindexter will be commanding the Discovery launch. Today at the Kennedy Space Center for the STS-131 news conference, the management team took on questions revolving around...

First day of NASA coverage concludes
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First day of NASA coverage concludes

We are here in the official NASA Kennedy Space Center news center and have completed the first press conferences of our stay.  We positioned the high definition camera in the conference room and made sure to set up early in order to reserve our spot. The technician running sound cables told us that there are...

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The Corsair is at NASA

This morning started off with a slope. Breakfast took an hour, and finding the right building for our press passes followed with another hour. But now, The Corsair staff is finally located at the NASA News Center. We have our spot which is seat number 32 out of 42. Even though we line up on...