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  • Examples Of Engineering Disasters

    performance, and every other aspect of the object. However, what happens if the engineer makes a mistake? Does it go unnoticed? Most likely not. Many engineering disasters have occurred over the course of recorded history. The Hindenburg, Space Shuttle Challenger, and Space Shuttle Columbia are examples of engineering disasters that resulted in catastrophe. The Hindenburg marked the end of the airship era. Many other airships went down prior to its destruction including the USS Akron and the…

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  • Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion Research Paper

    Undoubtedly, one of the most tragic moments in history was the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. On January 28th, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after liftoff , killing all 7 of the crew members onboard. There were many theories about what could have caused the explosion to occur. One report claimed that there was a certain pattern with the smoke trail indicating that the shuttle ran into a jetstream. However, freezing temperatures hardened rubber o-rings on one…

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  • Columbia Space Shuttle Essay

    The Columbia Shuttle was the oldest shuttle in the NASA fleet. On January 16, 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle’s 28th mission took place. Eight seconds into the launch a piece of foam insulation broke off from the propellant tank and hit the left wing of the shuttle. The cameras used to capture the launch could not focus accordingly on the shuttle while taking off; crash engineers could not pinpoint exactly where the damage took place. On February 1, 2003 Columbia Shuttle broke down while when…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Nasa's New Space Exploration

    to future rockets. NASA’s new space shuttle Challenger was launched January 28th, 1986. How the Challenger incident first started was the temperature outside. NASA never dealt with frigid temperatures and the O-rings were never designed to be protected in the cold. In the morning of the launch, the cold became too much for the O-rings leading them to become stiff and begin falling. There was many circumstances that lead up to the disaster of the Challenger, but one of the biggest ones was after…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Pearl Harbor Speech

    On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces. The next day, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the United States Congress with his memorable speech, the Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation. The goal of his speech was to urge Congress to formally declare war on Japan and rally American people to support the war effort. The main points of his speech were that the Japanese government launched an attack against Malaya, Hong Kong, Guam, the Philippine Islands, Wake Island, and…

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  • Professional Responsibilities

    "hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties" (ASME Code of Ethics, 2009). These engineers in the case studies above have failed to fulfil their duty of care to the public. In the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, Lund 's decision to approve the launch was made by weighing the costs and benefits of risking the flight crew 's lives to make the launch schedule to save his company. In the Pinto Ford madness, the engineers went along…

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  • Space Shuttle Challenger Failure

    In January of 1986, a conference call was conducted between NASA and Morton Thiokol Corporation engineers. The next day, the space shuttle Challenger was scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Engineers with Morton Thiokol attempted to convince NASA to delay Challenger’s launch because the icy temperatures could cause the O-rings to fail, leading to catastrophic consequences. The O-rings sealed the rocket’s motor joints; made of rubber, they were likely to lose elasticity in the…

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  • Bruce Tuckman's Stages Of Team Development

    January 28th, 1986, is one of those days in the history of the United States that will never be forgotten. That is the day that the space shuttle Challenger explode 73 seconds after it lifted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, killing the seven people on board, including a civilian school teacher. After an intensive investigation into the cause of the disaster, it was determined to have been the result of a faulty O-ring that allowed fuel to escape during the “burn” which resulted in the…

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  • The Challenger Failure

    The Challenger’s first ever mission was on April 4, 1983. The challenger took place in The United States of America. The Challenger was named after the HMS Challenger Royal Navy corvette. This was successful until one morning it exploded. This tragedy happened on January 28, 1986. What happened was that two rubber O-rings had failed due to cold temperatures. The thing was that the rocket exploded seventy-three seconds or one minute and thirteen seconds. There were seven crew members…

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  • Astronauts: A Formal Analysis

    should we dissipate the money on a program that could bring horrible death to someone? I am conducting the logos and some pathos by stating that thirteen Americans have died from spaceflight missions. The first tragedy was from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster that occurred on January 28, 1986, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members when it broke apart 73 seconds after takeoff.…

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