The Corsair to drop anchor on-line

From Staff Reports Published: Monday, August 25, 2008 Starting this semester The Corsair is dropping its anchor on-line, and primarily will be using its Web site www.eCorsair.com to publish stories. College Publisher, the hosting service for eCorsair.com, just rolled out an updated version that will allow for continuous updating throughout the day, rather than bi-weekly issue roll-overs. “It will make...

Cell phones in class

Ben Johnson Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 First day of class, everyone knows what it’s like in one way or another and knows what to expect. You find your classroom and pick a seat to spend the next 16 weeks of your life listening to a very inspirational teacher lecture on a subject that will probably never apply to every...

PJC offers 21-credit hour education program

Shelley Austin Published: Monday, August 25, 2008 More than 100 new teachers have entered the workforce over the past three years thanks to PJC’s Educator Preparation Institute (EPI). Established in 2005, the institute is for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but are not certified to teach in the public schools. Instead of enrolling in a university education program,...

‘Urinetown’ auditions

Pensacola Junior College invites members of the community to try out for “Urinetown,” an upcoming Lyceum production. Auditions are 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus. The Tony Award-winning “Urinetown” is an uproariously funny musical, a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when...

Atlantis launches

Christina Drain The Corsair Amid sun and billowing clouds, space shuttle Atlantis lifted off at 2:45 p.m. today. The weather was a concern all day but a jubilant Kathy Winters, shuttle weather officer, made the announcement during the final planned hold at 9 minutes that weather was acceptable for launch. A final check of the ECO sensors, which delayed the...

ECO sensor testing underway

Christina Drain The Corsair With the external tank one-third full of propellant, NASA crews are closely watching the engine cut-off sensors for any sign of failure. Monitoring includes the sensors, the recently soldered pass-through connectors, even up through the flight deck, according to mission control. The malfunctioning sensors were the cause for the December scrub of Atlantis. NASA offficials sounded...

Countdown going smoothly, but weather may be factor

Christina Drain The Corsair Atlantis is ready to go, but weather may be a factor in tomorrow’s launch. Severe weather pummeling the southeast today is expected to move into the area by launch time, although it won’t have the energy it has had in the last 24 hours, according to shuttle weather officer Kathy Winters. “I wish I had a...

Launch Scrubbed

Michael Rutschky The Corsair After a series of sensor failures that restricted the December launch window for NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-122, mission managers at Kennedy Space Center are putting their hopes toward a Jan. 24 launch date for Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Columbus ISS laboratory module. The new date works around several weeks of testing yet to come...

UPDATED: A look at the Columbus space lab

Michael Rutschky The Corsair NASA mission STS-122 will introduce a new technological innovation to the International Space Station, courtesy of NASA’s partner in the mission, the European Space Agency. The new addition, Columbus, will attach to ISS and serve as a laboratory in which astronauts on the space station will engage in several different kinds of scientific experiments. “What goes...