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MCC Answers: STS-113

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21. Claudio Silvestri, of Toronto, Ontario, asks the question:

Hello, I was looking at potential ISS sighting data by city and noticed that in Toronto on Dec. 2, there would be two sightings roughly 1.5 hours apart. What are the factors involved that are allowing two sightings over the same area in such a short period of time: ISS Monday, Dec. 02/05:28 p.m. and ISS Monday Dec. 02/07:04 p.m.?
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22. Dan Crosbie, of Wheatland, Calif., asks the question:
Why was the altitude of the ISS being increased?
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23. Javit Erginsoy, of Elgin, U.K., asks the question:
In one of the latest images of STS-113 -- http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-113/lores/s113e05008.jpg -- I have noticed another watch-looking object worn next to the watch by Paul Lockhart. It is black with a yellow dot on it and it reads "pilot" on it. What is it used for?
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24. Mike Hilton, of Natchitoches, La., asks the question:
What is the maximum orbital altitude that a fully supplied shuttle could obtain? Assume that it has a crew of four and supplies for 14 days.
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25. John R. Scott, of Upper Darby, Pa., asks the question:
When Node 2 is added to the forward end of Destiny, where will the shuttle dock?
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26. Andrew Nguyen, of Los Angeles, Calif., asks the question:
What is meant when the public affairs officer says "guidance is converging" in the shuttle launch videos?
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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 12/10/2002
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