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Roger Boisjoly-The Challenger Disaster



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Year 1987
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Inform Astronauts

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Contrary to everyone's expectations, it is now predicted that the next day's temperature in Florida will exceed the record cold experienced the previous year. The next day is the day scheduled for the Challenger flight. Boisjoly is firmly convinced that this extreme weather condition presents a major threat to the capacity of the O-ring seals to perform their function, and thus to the survival of the flight crew. Time is short. What actions are appropriate to take in such a situation?

Answer: Inform astronauts of danger.

Time is short, and the astronauts don't make the decision to fly.

Cite this page: "Inform Astronauts" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 5/21/2006 OEC Accessed: Friday, July 12, 2019 <>