Appendix (Ethical Decisions - Morton Thiokol and the Challenger Disaster)

Author(s): Roger M. Boisjoly

The following material is presented after my talks to help those people who wish to read further on the subject of the Challenger disaster and related subjects.

  • Malcolm McConnell, Challenger, a Major Malfunction --A True Story of Politics, Greed and the Wrong Stuff, Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1987.
  • J. J. Trento, Prescription for Disaster--the Truth at NASA, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1987.
  • Committee on Science & Technology, House of Representatives, House Report 99-1016, "Investigation of the Challenger Accident," U. S. Government Printing Office, October 29, 1986.
  • Hearings before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives--June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 25, 1986, Volume 1, "Investigation of the Challenger Accident"--(No. 137). U. S. Government Printing Office, 1986.
  • Hearings Before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives--July 15, 16, 23, 24, 1986, Volume II, "Investigation of the Challenger Accident" --(No. 139), U. S. Government Printing Office, 1986.
  • Diane Vaughan, Controlling Unlawful Organizaional Behavior--Social Structure and Corporate Misconduct, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1983.
  • Daniel Golemon, Vital Lies, Simple Truths--The Psychology of Self-Deception, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1985.
  • Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1986.
  • Henry Petroski, To Engineer is Human, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1985.
  • Charles Perrow, Normal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technologies, Basic Books, New York, 1984.

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