Notes - shuttle c Houston Johnson boosters d D.C NASA Headquarters V Final Decision a Marshal space station VI Problems i Lack of multiple lines of

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2/12/08 NASA – Challenger Disaster I. NASA history of (National Aeronautic and Space Association) a. Lots of resources during Kennedy’s presidency (Man on the moon) b. NASA got more money under Johnson and Kennedy than under any other pres. c. After land on the moon NASA does not have any objective. d. 1980’s Reagan moves into the White House i. Wants to improve the ii. Wants to involve the private sector and contract building out. iii. To get deeper involvement of the department of defense II. Space shuttle Voyager a. Competitive Bidding i. 3 companies submit bids Rank 1. Lockheed 1 2. United Technologies 2 3. MT (motoTychon) 2 a. MT was 100 million cheaper and won the bid III. Decentralization – decision making is split into different levels. The guys at the top don’t make the call. IV. Responsibility a. Contractors b. Alabama, Marshal
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Unformatted text preview: shuttle c. Houston, Johnson boosters d. D.C. NASA Headquarters V. Final Decision a. Marshal space station VI. Problems i. Lack of multiple lines of communication ii. Decentralized structure of management decision making iii. Intense pressure to launch iv. VII. Pressures to launch a. Budget cuts – b. Had launched at 45 degrees before c. President used sending a teacher to space in his Address to the Union d. Program had been delayed three times before. Must delay for a long time if you delay e. MT wanted to get another contract/ Accommodate so they did not want o upset NASA. VIII. Implication a. Institute multiple lines of communication b. Strengthen voice of engineers versus managers c. Make sure all levels know about the controversy. Memo about issue. Signatures...
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Notes - shuttle c Houston Johnson boosters d D.C NASA Headquarters V Final Decision a Marshal space station VI Problems i Lack of multiple lines of

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