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    The management decisions on the Challenger were rushed interested in the shuttle going into space. NASA concerned by the money aspect than the safety of the astronauts. There were obvious signs the shuttle would run into some problems such as the low temperature and nonfunctional O-rings. If I were placed in a similar situation I would express my concerns for safety and the negative possibilities that could happen if the shuttle launched. If someone speaks up their automatically labeled…

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    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 with…

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    teacher) into the depths of space. The Challenger was an extremely inspirational mission, just not in the way America had hoped. Showing the disaster live on television everywhere the crash scared everyone watching. Christa McAuliffe was chosen to go into space in a contest held by NASA, and was chosen 1 out of more than 11,000 applicants. She taught American History and English in Concord, New Hampshire. Her parents, two children, and students from Concord watched the shuttle disaster, not…

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    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 British R 101…

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    Challenger was not successful in its take off. Unlike spacecrafts Apollo and Gemini, who had also previously taken off from Cape Canaveral, The Challenger did not have parachutes and had to handle launch emergencies by landing the shuttle. In order for a space shuttle to land properly and safely, it should not experience cross winds greater than seventeen miles per hour, and any cross winds stronger than this should result in a launch delay. However, on the day of the launch, cross winds from…

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    “Big hair, parachute pants, and MTV was all the rage.” ATM’s, microwaves, touch tone phones, and the Internet were all invented in her youth. In 1986, in the 6th grade, Marlena watched the Space Shuttle Challenger explode on television during class. In the same year she experienced a 5.0 earthquake. The shuttle explosion was the first disaster she ever witnessed. It…

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    One can argue that whenever an astronaut goes into space, they are subject to the unknown risks that space holds; like the Challenger accident made evident, space flight is not a routine practice. That theory could not be comparable to an astronaut embarking into space with the full knowledge of a pre-existing and very real mechanical issue that could be potentially fatal to the entire crew. In the case of the…

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    required for the spacecraft. This disaster is a significant warning as to why accuracy is very important in Mechanical engineering. Background The launch of the Challenger Space-Shuttle was postponed numerous times due to unfavourably low temperatures and mechanical errors. On Tuesday, January 28th, 1986 at 11:38 am the space shuttle was launched. It wasn’t long after take-off that the devastating event of the day began. Summary 0.06 milliseconds after lift-off, darkish-grey puffs of smoke…

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    Challenger Shuttle Era

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    History Era Project 1970-1990 The Challenger space shuttle disaster was the worst moment in the NASA programs history.It starts as a normal day it was going to mark the shuttles 10th successfully launch.The Challenger was expected to perform as expected after being tested for 11 months there were no doubts about the launch. When the shuttle took off everything was normal, but after 73 seconds it exploded killing all 7 crew members including a school teacher.Marking it as the most horrific moment…

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    NASA Genesis Mission Failure Andrew Slimmon SID: 200365261 University of Regina 1.0: Introduction On August 8, 2001, the Genesis probe was launched at Cape Canaveral, Florida with the primary objective of retrieving samples of solar wind to be returned to Earth. These samples were intended to provide data including the chemical and isotopic composition of solar wind, which would help scientists understand how our solar system was formed(reference). When the probe’s drogue parachute failed to…

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