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Investigation of the Challenger Accident

By Roe, Robert A.

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Title: Investigation of the Challenger Accident  
Author: Roe, Robert A.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Federal Depository Library Program, Political science.
Collections: Federal Depository Library Collection
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Roe, R. A. (n.d.). Investigation of the Challenger Accident. Retrieved from http://www.worldpubliclibrary.org/


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Excerpts: On your instructions, the staff has carefully reviewed the information made available to the Committee and prepared the necessary findings and recommendations. The task was enormous and has been done in a careful and painstaking manner. I am especially grateful to all the staff which is listed on the inside cover of the report for their professional and thorough application to this important report. We worked in a collegial manner and on a completely bipartisan basis. I particularly want to thank the three group leaders, Ron Williams, Terry Dawson and Harriet Smith who headed up the respective subgroups for the Accident, the Technical, and the Management Issues.

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CONTENTS --. Page I . INTRODUCTI.O...N.. ................................................................................................... 1 I1. CONCLUSIO.N...S.. ..................................................................................................... 3 I11. COMPILATIOONF ISSUES,F INDINGSA, ND RECOMMENDATI.O...N...S.. ................. 9 IV. BACKGROU.N...D.. .................................................................................................3..5.. V . THEA CCIDEN..T.. .....................................................................................................3 9 A . Introduction .................................................................................................3 9 B . Solid Rocket Motors .................................................................................... 50 1.History ................................................................................................ 50 2 . Summary of Casing Joint Design .................................................. 60 3 . Testing and Certification ................................................................ 64 4 . Manufactnring .................................................................................. 64 5 . Stacking Operations ........................................................................ 65 6. Summar of Launch Operations ................................................... 68 7 . ~etrievafT ransportation, and Refurbishment .......................... 73 C . External Tank .............................................................................................. 74 D . Crew Survival .............................................................................................. 76 E.Sabotage ......................................................................................................7..9 F. Additional Avenues of Investigation ....................................................... 79 VI . Drscuss~oOF~ CRITICALIS SUES.. ..........................................................................8 5 A . Technical Issues .......................................................................................... 85 1. Hardware Development and Production .................................... 85 a . Problems in Hardware Certification .................................... 85 b . Recurrent Hardware Problems .............................................. 92 c . Other Engineering Concerns .................................................. 99 d . Desirable Tests Not Yet Approved ........................................ 101 e . Production/Refurbishment Issues ......................................... 105 f . Review of NASA's Redesign/Recertification Plan. ............. 109 2. Operations ......................................................................................... 114 a . Shuttle Processing Issues ...................................................... 114 b . Pressures on Shuttle Operations ......................................... 119 c . Impact of Pressures on Shuttle Operations ......................... 122 d . Other Safety Issues .................................................................. 132 B. Management Issues .................................................................................... 138 1. Technical Management ................................................................... 138 a . Risk Management Issues ........................................................ 138 b . Launch Decision Process ......................................................... 144 c . Technical Expertise of Personnel .......................................... 154 d . Change Control Process .......................................................... 161 2. Organization and Policy Management ......................................... 165 a . Management Structure ........................................................... 165 b . Communication ......................................................................... 170 c . Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance .......................... 174 d . Contractor Incentives .............................................................. 179 VII . CASINGJO INT DESIGN.. .......................................................................................... 183 VIII . LAUNCHO PERATION...S.. ........................................................................................ 207 IX . DEFINITIONOF TERMSA ND ACRONYM...S.. .......................................................... 253 X . APPENDICE..S... ...................................................................................................... 255 V-A .................................................................................................................. 255 V-B .................................................................................................................. 260 v-C .................................................................................................................. 273 V-D .................................................................................................................. 275 V-E .................................................................................................................. 277 V-F ................................................................................................................. 283

 

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