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MCC Answers: Expedition 7

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1. Syed Idros, of Johor Bahru, Malaysia, asks the question:
To all the MCC crews, do you work around the clock? Do the MCC crews consist of teams only from the Russian government or American government or both of them?
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2. Pawel Wartalski, of Chrzanow, Poland, asks the question:
Hi! I learned that the Apollo MCC teams used to choose various nicknames for themselves. I know that current Shuttle missions' flight directors also pick names for their teams. Are the things the same with Space Station MCC teams or are they just called Orbits 1, 2 and 3, respectively? Thank you.
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3. Bob Kovalchik, of College Park, Md., asks the question:
Who makes the decision to evacuate the ISS in the event of fire or other malady, the commander or MCC?
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4. Greg Reid, of Australia, asks the question:
Which way do plants grow when in space? Do they grow outwards in three dimensions, like an expanding ball, or head towards a light source?
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5. Marc Sarrasin, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, asks the question:

Hi. I enjoy reading about activities onboard the ISS. I'm a little familiar about the ISS' orientation such as LVLH, XPOP and "barbecue". What exactly does it mean? Does it affect how bright ISS is when it passes overhead?
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6. Mike Powney, of Epsom, England, asks the question:
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Why is it necessary to have the Shuttle/Soyuz boost the orbit of the ISS. Does this mean that without the boost the ISS' orbit would decay?
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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 09/22/2003
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