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  • Space Shuttles - 839 Words
    Space Shuttles: | The Life of Them | | Kionna Jones | | 7th period | 11/29/2010 | | Space Shuttles The Space Shuttle is an American spacecraft operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for orbital human spaceflight missions. The Space Shuttle is part of the Space Transportation System (STS). Space Shuttles are one of the most talked about aircrafts. The Shuttle is a reusable launch and reentry vehicle that saves on the costs that were once...
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  • space shuttle - 2313 Words
    Space Shuttle Challenger disaster INTRODUCTION: The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, United States, at 11:39 a.m. EST (16:39 UTC). Disintegration of the entire vehicle began after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff....
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  • The Space Shuttle - 656 Words
    The Space Shuttle The shuttle, a manned, multipurpose, orbital-launch space plane, was designed to carry payloads of up to about 30,000 kg (65,000 lb) and up to seven crew members and passengers. The upper part of the spacecraft, the orbiter stage, had a theoretical lifetime of perhaps 100 missions, and the winged orbiter could make unpowered landings on returning to earth. Because of the shuttle's designed flexibility and its planned use for satellite deployment and the rescue and repair of...
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  • Space Shuttle Columbia - 2986 Words
    Space Shuttle Columbia Courtney K. Nagel Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Abstract On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry resulting in the loss of the seven crewmembers and the shuttle. For the next several months an extensive investigation of the accident was performed by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB). The board published their final report in August, 2003 and concluded that the cause of the loss of Columbia and its crew was a...
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  • Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
     Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster happened on February 1st, 2003, which broke on the way back to the Earth. All the astronauts, including two women died in this disaster. The reason why this disaster happened was a piece of foam insulation broke off from the Space Shuttle external tank which damaged the left wing of the shuttle. Even though some engineers of NASA had doubted that the left wing of shuttle had been damaged, the administration staffs restricted...
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  • Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
    The Space Shuttle Columbia was the second space shuttle disaster and the first shuttle lost on land happened on February 1, 2003. In this mission, six American astronauts and Israel's first spaceman died when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated 200,000ft above Texas. They are David Brown, Rick Husband, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael Anderson, William McCool and Ilan Ramon. Rick husband is the Columbia's commander was a US air force colonel recruited to the space program in 1994. He...
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  • Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster
    On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart while re-entering the atmosphere over Texas, killing all seven crew members on board. The disaster occurred minutes before Columbia was scheduled to land at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. An investigation later determined the catastrophe was caused by a problem that took place shortly after launch on January 16, when a piece of foam insulation broke off from the shuttle's propellant tank and damaged the edge of the shuttle's left wing....
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  • Challenger Space Shuttle - 3113 Words
    CHALLENGER SPACE SHUTTLE- CASE ANALYSIS On January 28, 1986, seven astronauts were killed when the space shuttle they were piloting, the Challenger, exploded just over a minute into the flight. The failure of the solid rocket booster O-rings to seat properly allowed hot combustion gases to leak from the side of the booster and burn through the external fuel tank. The failure of the O-ring was attributed to...
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  • Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
    The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, United States, at 11:39 a.m. EST (16:39 UTC). Disintegration of the entire vehicle began after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff. The O-ring failure caused a breach in the SRB joint it...
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  • Space Shuttle Program - 50079 Words
    Columbia Accident Case Study This is an edited version of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board report released in August, 2003. It provides a comprehensive and often sobering example of management lapses that have severe consequences. The original report was over 280 pages. This edited version eliminates the much of the technical discussion and focuses instead on the organizational factors that lead to the accident. You may obtain the entire report from...
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  • space shuttle challenger teleconference
    Case study #2: The space shuttle challenger teleconference Question #1 Engineers at Thiokol had vigorously opposed the launching of Challenger but their warning had not been heeded by top management decision makers, who said having no knowledge that the issue about O-ring and low temperatures had been subject of intense controversy before authorizing the launch. Past successful launches and external pressures on NASA to meet customers commitments, which translated into a requirement to...
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  • Space shuttle Challenger disaster
    Asare 1 Charles Asare English II Mr. Phillips 29 October, 2013 The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in a ball of fire less than two minutes of launching resulting from a gas tank leakage. The disaster was broadcast live on broad day light news stations across the nation. The Challenger, as it is popularly known among all other space shuttles was the first to explode. America was terrified by the horrible incident as it was the first time US...
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  • The Purpose of the Space Shuttle Program
    The space shuttles are retiring for many reasons. First, their main job is to carry heavy items to the ISS. That work is nearing completion. Second, the shuttles are getting old. They have been flying since 1981. Third, the shuttles are expensive to run. NASA needs this money for other programs. In 2004, President George W. Bush said he wanted astronauts to return to the moon. Eventually, he imagined travel to Mars. To do this, NASA needed to build a new spaceship. This would be expensive....
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  • space shuttle reentry - 728 Words
    Contents Introduction In our first interim report we did a brief research on Reentry and Deorbit burn procedure and discussed how it is achieved. Now in this interim report we discussed on how the space shuttle maneuver does and positions itself in reentry. Furthermore we researched on how the shuttle is protected from extreme heat during reentry and extremely cold temperature in the space. The Space Shuttle Orbital Maneuvering...
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  • Groupthink: Space Shuttle and Group Member
    Groupthink What is groupthink? There is a simple definition for it, but is it truly that simple? The term groupthink refers to the inclination of group members to have the same opinions and beliefs; it frequently leads to mistakes. It often occurs without an individual being aware of it. Conflict is considered to be a harmful element when related to groups, but conflict is good when considering groupthink because it helps to eliminate the existence of a groupthink. The explanation sounds...
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  • Apollo 13: the Us Space Shuttle
    Apollo 13 Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crewmembers on the space shuttle were: James A. Lovell Jr., John L. Swigert Jr., and Fred W. Haise, Jr. Right before the launch, there had been a few problems. Thomas K. Mattingly was supposed to fly on the Apollo 13 but he got the measles and unfortunately could not embark on this journey due to the fact that he did not have anything such and an antibiotic or antibodies to fight off the disease....
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  • Space Shuttle Challenger & Columbia Accidents
    Space Shuttle Challenger & Columbia Accidents Engineers have designed the world we live in. They are the ones that research what is safe and what is not, they are the ones that bring blue prints to life. However, this power can backfire on them. Engineers are expected to create products that are safe for everyone. The engineer affects many people's lives. A single fault can possibly result in the death of a person. A serious fault can lead to the deaths of several people. It is of paramount...
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  • Space Shuttle Challenger case study ana
    Case Study Analysis Activity Title: Case Analysis Space Shuttle Challenger Accident Name: Date: 7/7/2011 Cause(s) of Accident As I read the Presidents Commission report and the other sources available, it is surprising that there are so few direct causes outlined in the Shuttle Challenger’s ill-fated incident on the morning of January 28, 1986. I remember that morning well, as I was standing on the front stoop of our shop located just off the flight line on MacDill AFB, FL some 125 miles...
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  • Space Shuttle Challenger Exploded in Front of the Whole World
    On January 28, 1986, at approximately 11:39a.m. the space shuttle challenger exploded in front of the whole world, whether you were sitting, standing, or listening, it was a tragedy that should have been and could have been easily prevented. It involved physically killing seven passengers aboard the space shuttle Challenger and mentally killing their families and close friends that were not aboard. If only NASA had just listen and Morton Thiokol stood by their engineers, then maybe those seven...
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  • Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger: Speech by Ronald Reagan
    Abstract President Ronald Reagan delivered one of his most powerful speeches on the tragedy of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986. In his speech, Reagan was able to unite the country during a time of extreme heartache and tragedy. Through his exceptional use of language, President Reagan delivered a speech that will forever be remembered for its consoling power. President Reagan gave this memorable speech on the Challenger on the day of the crash, January 28th, 1986. He had been...
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  • Timeline of Events and Causes of the Challenger Space Shuttle Accident
    Timeline of events and causes of the Challenger Space shuttle accident In 28 January 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger was launched for the Last time and exploded less than 2 minutes after the lift-off resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members on board (Space shuttle challenger: Wikipedia, 2006). The failure of the solid rocket booster o-rings was attributed to several factors, including faulty design of the solid rocket boosters, insufficient low temperature testing of the...
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  • Data Analysis on the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia Accidents
    DATA ANALYSIS 1.) Why or how did the issues arise? Challenger Space Shuttle * Management’s decision for the launch to proceed. Cause: The upper-level management in both Moton Thiokol and Marshall Flight Center ignored the engineering expertise of the Thiokol engineers who worked on the Solid Rocket Booster Development Program. Effect: An order for the launch to proceed has been decided even when all the facts where unknown about the problem on the SRB design on...
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  • Space - 1868 Words
    Space exploration and the space program in general, have been an important part of our past successes as a country. Today, as our government looks at budget reduction and cost cutting measures, the space program is being scrutinized more than ever. Should the space program be cut or should it be reinvented? To fully understand why the space program is so controversial, one must first understand where the space program began. Shortly after the end of World War II (1939-45), the U.S. and...
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  • Groupthink: Space Shuttle Columbia and Challenger Case
    "Group Decision Fiascoes Continue: Space Shuttle Challenger and a Revised Groupthink Framework" is a review of the tragedy that took place on January 28, 1986 when the space shuttle, Challenger, exploded shortly after launch. This review tells of how "groupthink" was the likely cause of the accident. The fact that we as a society so easily succumb to groupthink says a lot about us. First, it shows how we are a very conformist society. Peer pressure is still very difficult for us to resist...
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  • Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster and People Think
    For More Information Please Visit : "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" Further Adventures of a Curious Character Richard P. Feynman as told to Ralph Leighton Preface A CURIOUS CHARACTER The Making of a Scientist "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" It's as Simple as One, Two, Three . . . Getting Ahead Hotel City Who the Hell Is Herman? Feynman Sexist Pig! I Just Shook His Hand, Can You Believe It? Letters, Photos, and Drawings MR. FEYNMAN GOES TO WASHINGTON:...
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  • A 10-Year Retrospective of the Challanger Space Shuttle Disaster: Was It Group Think?
    Background: Challanger Space Shuttle disaster happened in January 28 at 11:38 am. According to the report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shutte Challanger accident, shortly after 1 am ET on January 27, NASA’s booster rocket manager, Larry Wear, asks officials of rocket maker Morton Thiokol in Utah whether cold weather on January 28 would present a problem for launch. They got the answer by late afternoon after the midlevel NASA managers are on the phone with Thiokol managers, who...
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  • Columbia Shuttle - 975 Words
    Columbia’s Final Mission video case is designed to help you understand how failures occur and how you might prevent them in your own organizational life. You have previously been assigned to play a role as a manager or engineer role and central figure in the team that managed this mission. Your password for your role is on the role group assignment page in Blackboard. You reach this page by clicking on Groups from the course home page, locate your assigned role and click on that group. If...
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  • Space Exploration - 1859 Words
    Vaughn 1 Caleb Vaughn Joiner 2nd Pd English 2/20/14 Space Exploration Space Exploration is an interesting part of today’s society. There are kids across the world with lifelong dreams of becoming an astronaut. Although many may think space exploration is a great thing and we should keep progressing in it, space exploration is a waste of time because of the medical effects to crew members, the countless money we spend on it, the ...
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  • Death in Space - 681 Words
    The rocket was getting fuel. As we put on our space outfits I wondered would this new space shuttle work. Would it reach the planet Mars. But then I thought of all the fame I would get if the shuttle did reach Mars and we came back safely. I will be appearing in the books, T.V front page of the newspaper and I knew I was ready to take the risk. As the my partners told me that the space shuttle was ready to go. I leaped in excitement. I climbed into the space shuttle. Took the driving seat and...
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  • space travel - 1228 Words
    Edwin Torres Professor Gill English 101 10/20/11 End of The Space Shuttle Program; Beginning of The Future We have made much progress on our knowledge about what is beyond our atmosphere. We have put a man on the moon and have educated our society about our universe. We have built an international space station that allows human beings to live outside our atmosphere for years, researching and studying so that we may understand Earth in a much better way. We have learned so much about...
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  • space exploration - 335 Words
    SPACE EXPLORATION Should governments spend millions on space exploration? Why? How do you see the future of space exploration? Space exploration is about studying the space, stars, planets and other celestial bodies. Investigation about the physical conditions of all these is carried out in space exploration. This is done through the use of artificial satellites, space probes and space craft having human crew. History...
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  • Space Trip - 10354 Words
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration America’s Spaceport America’s Spaceport John F. Kennedy Space Center “This generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it . . . we mean to lead it.” President John F. Kennedy Sept. 12, 1962 Origins Origins T he John F. Kennedy Space Center -- America’s Spaceport -- is the doorway to space. From its unique facilities, humans and machines begin to explore the solar...
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  • The space race - 3436 Words
    Ryan Farahmand Mrs. Rigg Modern European History THE SPACE RACE The Space Race involved pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites and orbital human spaceflight around the Earth. It began with the Soviet launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite on October 4, 1957 and concluded with the Apollo Test Project mission in July 1975. The Space Race sparked increases in spending on education and research, which led to scientific advancements that benefited space technology. The first lunar landing...
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  • Cultural Tale of Two Shuttles
    The Cultural Tale of Two Shuttles 1. What factors in NASA’s culture contributed to the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters? a. The main guys said everything was fine to go ahead with the launch. Their basic assumptions were skewed to what they thought was perfect. The Decision-making style is corrupted they need to get involved and listen to everyone besides their group. They did not believe they could fail and that the success of the mission took precedence over cost and...
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  • Rocket and Space Exploration Technologies
    Running head: SpaceX SpaceX Abstract SpaceX is a well known private launch service provider in the commercial space transportation industry. Awarded with a NASA Launch Services contract, SpaceX is taking the industry by storm with low cost and ambitious operations. This paper will describe their background, operations, successes, shortcomings, safety aspects and their role in commercial space transportation. SpaceX Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is a...
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  • Space Exploration- Good or Bad
    Space exploration- a good or bad thing? As the development of humanity continues, newer technologies are also made gaining us the power and ability to space travel. However, is this ability really beneficial to us? Is it worth the disadvantages that come with it? We have received many positive responses however; these positive responses are countered by overflowing numbers of negative responses. According to the majority of our readers, space travel is not beneficial to humanity and the...
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  • Could Space Be the Next Frontier?
    Could space be the next commercial frontier? When you look up at night at the stars, what do you see? Many now see the sky as the next commercial frontier. When John F. Kennedy gave his well known speech regarding space travel on September12, 1962, he stated “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and...
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  • Reaping the Benefits of Space Exploration
    Russell Howell Mrs. Grandolfo English 12, Period 3 February 7, 2012 Reaping the Benefits of Space Exploration Curiosity has been the driving force behind the human race ever since the first Homo sapiens have started walking. Our very survival and dominance of Planet Earth has only resulted from our ability to solve problems and innovate to accomplish our goals. This uncanny problem solving ability of the Human race doesn’t even restrict us terrestrially, as it has propelled us into the...
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  • Technologies for Space Exploration - 2614 Words
    Technologies for Space Exploration Describe technologies for space travel: -Multistage rockets * Propelled by the recoil pressure of the burning gases it emits as it burns fuel * Most modern, high performance rockets are multistage * Multiple rockets stacked on top of each other that detach separately * Reasons for staging are * To improve performance by eliminating dead weight during flight * A huge, empty fuel tank is merely dead weight so it is dropped...
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  • Space Exploration Synthesis Essay
    Synthesis Essay #1: Final Draft Space exploration is a vitally important task that helps countries around the globe discover new things about the universe they are a part of and expand the knowledge of students in subjects such as science or Astronomy alike. There are several factors that are to be considered when contemplating the importance of space exploration. One of the debatable questions that comes to mind is how much money can be collected for the cause? Another is addressing the...
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  • Space Exploration Essay - 1189 Words
    In 1993, Quantum Devices Inc. (QDI) teamed with WCSAR (Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics), a NASA center for the commercial development of space, developed High Emissivity Aluminiferous Light-emitting Substrate technology to provide high-intensity, solid-state LED lighting systems for NASA Space Shuttle plant growth experiments. Their goal was to be able to grow plants in space so humans could have longer stays in space shuttles or the International Space Station (ISS). They...
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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Space Programme
    BOB Space programme plays an important role in our life because it helps human know the world clearly. There are increasing number of money spent on space programmer in United States and Russia, which has had a significant impact all over the world. Although there are some advantages like contributing to economy growth and providing chance to search new planet for human to live, there are several disadvantages need to be considered like wasting non-renewable resources and including...
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  • Space Traveler: Zach Granger
    Space traveler now Dead?! Space traveler Zach Granger had a tragic death leaving behind his 4 daughters and 2 sons Serenity, Allison, Harry, Jeff, and Chloe. His children range from ages 4 months-7 years. Authorities claim he died from the launch of Starship 4.Alonzo and his men: Berry Jones, Paul Snider, and Benjamin Bender used counterfeit identities to trick Zach. Video tapes revealed that Granger had trusted Alonzo Aznar more than he should have and let him pack his lunch while he...
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  • why we explore space
    The Real Reasons We Explore Space "When you ask people what we do, beyond thr broad category of "space", they aren't quite sure. And if you ask them what we're planning to do, they're even less sure. But they know that they love NASA. So NASA has what in the marketing dicipline would be called very strong brand loyalty, even though people are not familiar in detail with what we do or why they like it," says Michael Griffin. From 2005 to 2009 Michael Griffin served as the...
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  • Hubble Space Telescope - 3244 Words
    Hubble Space Telescope The telescope would become the indispensable instrument for investigations of the cosmos. Bigger and better telescopes were built all over the world. Planets, stars, and nebulae which could not be seen by the naked eye were now being routinely noted and logged. Such is the case with the fantastic discoveries for which the Hubble Space Telescope has been responsible during the twentieth century. Had it not been for the creation of such a monumental piece of...
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  • The Second Race for Space: Nasa vs. Private Space Enterprise
    “NASA spent millions of dollars inventing the ball-point pen so they could write in space. The Russians took a pencil.” This quote stated by the historian Will Chabot signifies the controversy surrounding NASA’s excessive spending throughout the years. In 1957 it was made clear the Soviets were the first into space when an alien like beeping sounds were projected through radios across America. President Dwight. D Eisenhower portrayed America was far behind the Soviets when he signed the National...
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  • Challenger Space Shutte Risk Assessment
    Challenger Space Shuttle Risk Assessment (Extra Credit) The multiple failures that led the disastrous events on the 28th of January, 1986 were inexcusable. The reason the Challenger Space Shuttle blew up 73 seconds after launch was the result of a faulty sealing system which allowed exhaust flames from the Solid-Fuel Rocket Boosters (SRB) to vent directly on the external tank, rupturing the tank and causing the explosion. There was excessive erosion on the O-ring in the booster field...
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  • Engineering Ethic of the Challenger Space Suttle
    When it comes to engineering, building, and designing something that will be used by humans, safety is the most important step in the entire process. It should be taken very seriously by all who are involved in a project, but the engineers should be the ones who double, triple or even quadruple check safety issues. Mainly the engineers because it is in their code and law of ethics and safety is the first Canon on the list, “Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.” (NSPE,...
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  • Why Did We Lose Challenger and Columbia Shuttles?
    Why did we lose the space shuttles? On January 28, 1986, the Challenger space shuttle was lost during a terrible explosion. This tragedy killed seven members who were on board and had such an impact on NASA, that they suspended shuttle flights for two years. But why did the shuttle suffer this devastating explosion? The Challenger suffered several launch delays six days prior to liftoff. NASA officials overruled concerns that the engineers had, and ordered a liftoff at 11:38 a.m. “I found...
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  • Nasa- America's Failing Space Program
    NASA When you think of NASA you might think of bright lit hangers, laboratories, and the worlds brightest scientist, but over the better part of the last 30 years NASA has struggled to struggled to maintain certain obligations. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA was started as a scientific program for the United States government. For the last 52 years NASA has been the leader in innovation and exploration in not only astrological areas but making...
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  • Exploring Strategic Alliances in the Ongoing Initiative to Commercialize Space Travel
    Exploring Strategic Alliances in the Ongoing Initiative to Commercialize Space Travel By Geoffrey Thomas Ellsworth MGMT 672 Dr. Horst Liebl Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Ventura Campus May 2013 Abstract Researcher: Geoffrey Thomas Ellsworth Title: Exploring Strategic Alliances In The Ongoing Initiative To Commercialize Space Travel Institution: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Degree: Master of Science in Management, 2013 The ongoing initiative to...
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  • Managerial Decision Making - 523 Words
    On February 1, 2003 a great American tragedy occurred as NASA’s space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry to Earth, killing all seven crew members on board. This marked the 28th and final mission for one of the United State’s most prestigious orbiters. During the weeks and months following this tragedy, many people asked “why” such a terrible event occurred. And while the root-cause may seem obvious now, many theories were raised by Congress, the press and engineers within NASA....
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  • Golem at Large, What You Should Know About Technology.
    "The Golem at Large: What you should know about technology" Technology can be regarded as a phenomenon with vast uncertainties. Technological change is rapid and we are struggling to keep up to date with the latest advances, while learning new ones and trying to prepare for the next changes proposed for the future. In order to do so, however, we need to be clear about what we mean, and what we consider to be a technology and evaluate some of the assumptions of our understanding of our...
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  • The Challenger - 1040 Words
    Rachel White The Challenger On January 28th, 1986, the Challenger, a space shuttle, was to make an important journey into outer space. The challenger launch took the attention from many Americans. A woman named Christa McAuliffe, an average American school teacher was also on the journey. Christa McAuliffe was going to give school lessons to students from space. Children were anxious to Learn from space, and adults everywhere were fascinated. The morning of January 28, 1986 was going to...
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  • Challenger Case Study - 1224 Words
     On the fateful morning of January 26, 1988, the challenger shuttle broke up and burst into flames within 73 seconds of lift off. Many factors have to be considered when trying to figure out the cause of this disaster, and also how it could have been avoided. Poor communication between NASA managers, Thiokol managers, and Thiokol engineers played a major role in aiding this disaster. For a shuttle to be cleared for take off even when a lot of odds were against its successful liftoff shows that...
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  • Teamwork Goes to the Movies - 1228 Words
    The movie that was selected to illustrate a high performance team in action was Armageddon which is directed by Michael Bay and stars Bruce Willis. Much of the material that we have studied illustrate that teams out perform individuals within an organization. This is most evident when performance requires multiple skills, judgments, and experiences (Katzenbach and Smith, 1993). In analyzing and comparing the characters and events in the movie, Armageddon, one sees many of the elements of a high...
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  • How Did the Culture of Nasa & Morton Thiokol Contribute to the Development of Group Think
    How did the culture of NASA and Morton Thiokol contribute to the development of group think? In his book, Vital Lies, Simple Truths, The Psychology of Self-Deception, Dan Goleman cites a passage credited to Irving Janis. The passage cited is: The leader does not deliberately try to get the group to tell him what he wants to hear … nevertheless, subtle constraints, which the leader may force inadvertently, prevent a member from fully exercising his critical powers and from openly expressing...
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  • Case Study of Challenge Disaster- from a Risk Management Perspective
    2.0 INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Organisations nowadays face various external and internal risks such as strategic risks, operational risks, financial risk and environmental risks. Managers tend to focus on those risks with greater uncertainty like natural disasters. However, some risks also bring destructive outcome even they are predictable and controllable. The inherent risks in the management and control system are among those on the list. Because they are "built-in" risks of management and...
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  • Challenger Disaster - 2403 Words
    The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster – Organisational Causes Introduction The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster has been well investigated and analysed as a typical management case by numerous researchers. Although the disaster is the direct result of a technical issue, the hardware failure of a solid rocket booster (SRB) O-ring caused by abnormally low temperatures, there is an unambiguous relationship between the disaster and numerous organizational factors such as communication (Gouran...
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  • The Tragic Challenger Explosion - 3040 Words
    The Tragic Challenger Explosion The Tragic Challenger Explosion Space Travel. It is a sense of national pride for many Americans. If you ask anyone who was alive at the time, they could probably tell you exactly where they were when they heard that Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the Moon. But all of the success in our space programs is overshadowed by tragedy. On January 28, 1986, one of the worst disasters in our space program's history occurred. Many people were watching...
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  • Group Think - 1533 Words
    Group Think Question #2 This type of dysfunctional operation of an organization has many ways and opportunities for failure. The basic fundamentals of this process are the beginnings of failure as groups seek conformity and unity they sacrifice everything in order to maintain peace within the group. Many times this will take the individuals creative thoughts and ability to voice the creative edge thinking away. In many organizations this is a process that is continually used. It is...
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  • Nasa’s Challenger Tragedy - 1495 Words
    NASA’s Challenger Tragedy January 28, 1986 was marked as one of the darkest day of NASA’s history when Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff killing all seven crew members. It was NASA’s 25th, mission but unfortunately not a successful one. Challenger’s disaster appeared in a period of small budgets, workforce and a need for the space agency to confirm its successfully shuttle program. Pressures settled because of the need to meet client obligations, which transformed...
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  • Are We Losing Our Edge-Response
    America’s Talent: Gone “Are We Losing Our Edge”, an article published in Time, written by Michael D. Lemonick, discusses the competitive edge that America has against the rest of the world. The thesis that Lemonick conveys are future scientist and engineers around the world moved to America for its enormous resources, academic freedom, and history of excellence. However, the times have changed, and these scientist and engineers are now moving to their native land to continue research and...
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  • Martin Marietta Corp vs. Paul M. Lorenz
    Aaron Ellis MBAC 601 Analysis #1 3/14/12 Martin Marietta Corp vs. Paul M. Lorenz I. Brief 1. Applicable Law Wrongful Discharge. The essence of the public-policy exception is that an employee will have a cognizable claim for wrongful discharge if the discharge of the employee contravenes a clear mandate of public policy. Claims for wrongful discharge under the public-policy exception have included termination of employees for: (1) refusal to participate in illegal...
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  • Group Decision Making in Challenger Launch
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