This case provides a historical description of the differences between the Apollo space program era and the Space Shuttle Program as a backdrop for the conference call, the night before the Challenger disaster. Roger Boisjoly (Morton Thiokol engineer and central character) tries to convince NASA Challenger launch, Christa McAuliffe, the teacher, the move added to the Teacher in Space program. It is because the condition o rejected by NASA management … Read more »

This case provides a historical description of the differences between the Apollo space program era and the Space Shuttle Program as a backdrop for the conference call, the night before the Challenger disaster. Roger Boisjoly (Morton Thiokol engineer and central character) tries to convince NASA Challenger launch, Christa McAuliffe, the teacher, the move added to the Teacher in Space program. He is from NASA management, since the condition of the blow-by gas to several successful launches were rebuffed. The priorities and constraints that NASA conducted a culture of “fix and fly” that blinds them to the need for a comprehensive redesign of the solid rocket propulsion.
«Hide

from
William E Youngdahl
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
11 pages.
Release Date: 1 December 2011. Prod #: TB0289-PDF-ENG
The Space Shuttle Challenger teleconference HBR case solution