Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Essay

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The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster INTRODUCTION The purpose of this entry is to discuss and explain the human factors were involved with the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. Minutes after the launch, the shuttle exploded causing the vehicle to be destroyed with all its crew members. The GDSS that was used by NASA had a flawed database, as well as the inability for the members to vote anonymously was discouraged which if it wasn 't it could have prevented the tragedy. THE SHUTTLE 51-L MISSION Environmental Factors- Societal Impacts The 25th mission in NASA’s STS program was the Space Shuttle Challenger 51-L, it launched on the 28th of January of 1986 and shortly after liftoff it exploded killing all the crew members…show more content…
The human decision to make the launch was improper and reckless. The decision to launch was based on a group decision that had flawed and mismanaged information. As we might know there are other factors that contribute to create a situation that leads to failures and mistakes. Environmental Factors - Demands on the Space Shuttle The process of "selling" the American public and its political system the need for a reusable space transportation system began in the late 1960 's. The Space Shuttle was introduced after the Apollo mission was a success. But unlike the last one, the Shuttle was approved for operating in space without a specific mission and goal for the mission. The Shuttle project was politically and economically not strong. It was also sold as a partnership with the ESA to improve international and social relations as it would combine people from different countries, races and sex for the crew. The Shuttle complete or exceed NASA 's promises. Such as the political pressure to provide a reliable and reusable space vehicle with fast turn around time, but it was not feasible to construct any complete management support systems (MSS) that could satisfy all of the expectations. The Reagan Administration pushed for the Shuttle to be declared "operational" before the "developmental" stage had been

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