Decision Making In Apollo 13

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The movie Apollo 13 stared, Tom Hanks (Jim Lovell) Bill Paxton (Fred Haise), Gary Sinise (Ken Mattingly) and Kevin Bacon (Jack Sivigert) . The movie was directed by Ron Howard and is based on the book “Lost Moon” by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. This was America third trip to the moon and Apollo 13 mission was to land in the Fra Mauro area of the moon. Two day before launch Mattingly was scrubbed from the mission after being exposed to measles. He was replaced by Jack Swigert (kevin Bacon) who only had two days of preparation. Two days into the mission on April 13 Jack Swigert received an order to stir the oxygen tanks. One of the tanks exploded which caused damage to the fuel cells and the heat shield. This damage made a moon landing impossible and the return trip home a challenge and daunting task. With the astronauts’ lives hanging in the balance, mission control evaluated all the choices available to them and made a decision that brought the crew safely home. There are several kinds of decision making models, among them are rational model, Bounded Rationality, …show more content…
If the real problem was not identify then all the steps in the decision making process would have been based on an incorrect starting point. When the No. 2 oxygen tank blew up causing the No. 1 tank to fail also; Jack Swigert also notice a warning light that accompanied the bang, Huston was notify that there was a problem. Lovell “Huston we have a problem.” With the main B bus under volt damage, also the loss of three fuel cells, which was Apollo 13 prime source of electricity and the second oxygen rapidly depleting, with final evidence as Lovell looked out the window and said “we are venting something out into space I can see it outside of window one right now, definitely a gas of some sought, got to be the oxygen”, they all knew that they had a potential catastrophe at

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