Lesson 14 Assignment_Problem_Set_Solution

Lesson 14 Assignment_Problem_Set_Solution - BEE 299 Lesson...

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BEE 299 Lesson 14 Assignment Option 1: Conflict of Interest: Larry Mulloy’s decision making is a prime example of a conflict of interest. The tests and data that the engineers had provided showed that the shuttle was not safe to launch. Despite this fact, Larry Mulloy still allowed the shuttle to be launched because the pessimistic results that the engineers provided conflicted with NASA’s desires to launch the shuttle, which were fueled by the money and influence from investors. Consequently, Larry Mulloy concluded the engineers’ report to be inconclusive and allowed the shuttle to be launched. Liability: The liability for the Challenger disaster rests upon many shoulders. Larry Mulloy is definitely responsible for his decision to neglect the test results that the engineers initially provided. MTI is also responsible for the disaster because they pressured Mulloy to act the way he did despite the fact that they knew how risky the mission was. Lastly, NASA should have never allowed such a dangerous project to continue. Both MTI and NASA are liable for any accidents and are responsible for any
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This homework help was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course BEE 329 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lesson 14 Assignment_Problem_Set_Solution - BEE 299 Lesson...

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