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Roger Boisjoly-The Challenger Disaster

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Gather Knowledge of Problem

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Question:

The bench tests showed that temperature can adversely affect the resiliency, and therefore the effectiveness, of the O-rings, yet management at Thiokol and NASA shows no interest in planning a design change. What general courses of action are reasonable for an engineer in this sort of situation?

Answer: Gather knowledge of problem.

In light of the test results you have just obtained what is the information you want and how would you go about getting it?

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