4-challenger

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Dilbert’s Experience
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When Things Fail WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
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A Grand Failure On The Night Of January 27, 1986, Roger Boisjoly Faced A Crisis Boisjoly Was A Senior Engineer With Morton Thiokol Morton Thiokol Had Been The Development Firm In Charge Of The Booster Sections For The Space Shuttle
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A Grand Failure During The Development Process Morton Had Been Told That Launches Would Only Be Made In Temperatures Between 55 And 90 Degrees In Addition They Were Told That The Sections Would Be Carefully Inspected And Refitted Between Each Flight
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A Grand Failure Finally, They Had Been Told To Assume That The Boosters Would Not Experience Any Significant Side-winds Now NASA Was Pressuring Them To Launch In Conditions That Were Quite Different
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To Set The Scene President Reagan Was Very Upset He Had Been Planning On Going Before Congress On January 28 th And Requesting Additional Funding To Design The Space Station He Wanted To Do This In An Atmosphere Of Success And Achievement
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To Set The Scene He Had Specifically Chosen A Date Just After A Shuttle Launch Now The Shuttle Launch Had Been Delayed Several Times As A Result He Called The Head Of NASA And Reminded Him That He Wanted A Launch Before He Went To Congress
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To Set The Scene NASA Explained That Weather Conditions Had Been Bad The President Told NASA That They Shouldn’t Launch In Bad Conditions, But He Wasn’t Likely To Ask For More Money For An Agency That Couldn’t Fly! NASA Called Morton
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To Be Fair To Morton Morton Thiokol Also Had Problems Due To NASA's Various Problems They Had Ordered Only A Small Fraction Of the Boosters Morton Had Bid On To Make Things Worse, NASA Had Required Morton To Build Enough Capacity To Supply Their Projected Needs, Yet Paid For Only What They Took This Placed Enormous Strain On Morton
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To Be Fair To Morton If They Were Going To Recover From This Problem, They Needed New Contracts NASA Had Made It Clear That These Contracts We Contingent On The Continued Success Of The Shuttle
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