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Unformatted text preview: flights with no erosion or blow-by, the comparison is substantially different." In other words, it would be much harder to approve a launch at even lower temperatures after seeing the second chart. Yale political scientist and graphic-designer Edward Tufte has taken the argument even further in his book Visual Explanations. There, he re-designs the information and charts that Boisjoly and other Thiokol engineers had the night before the explosion, and it clearly shows how if they had had better graphic-design sense, they could have made their argument better and probably convinced the NASA center head to delay the launch until a warmer day....
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- Spring '09
- Edward Tufte, Sparkline, Rogers Commission, Thiokol engineers