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The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Group 3a: Matt Paschol, Chris Fuller, Brandon McCauley.

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1 The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Group 3a: Matt Paschol, Chris Fuller, Brandon McCauley

2 Circumstances of the Disaster Challenger was built as new light weight model Cause of failure was O-rings on the boosters did not seal properly. Contractors did not effectively address concerns to NASA 7 People Died

3 Ethical Violations Professional Responsibility Effective Communication Flight plan vs. Safety Concerns Apparent Unsafe Launch Conditions Reliance on Emergency Safety Controls Ignorance of know Design Fault

4 Ethical Principles Involved IEEE 7. to seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others NSPE 1.1 Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public If engineers' judgment is overruled under circumstances that endanger life or property, they shall notify their employer or client and such other authority as may be appropriate. ACM 2.1 Strive to achieve the highest quality, effectiveness and dignity in both the process and products of professional work. 2.4 Accept and provide appropriate professional review. 2.5 Give comprehensive and thorough evaluations of computer systems and their impacts, including analysis of possible risks. ASME 1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. 4. Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest.

5 Disaster Prevention Relief of pressure to launch Proper design for the booster O-rings being tested in lower temperatures Delay the launch until ideal wheather conditions appeared

6 What we could have done? Informed management of unsupported test vs temperature Have been up-to-date on current engineering pratices Yield to warnings of faulty booster design early on Devolop and encourage sensitivity for safety and welfare of the crew Communicated concerns more effectively between NASA departments

7 Possible Violations In Our Project Failure to get consent from participant Data collection moved outside of the local network Data removal before participant completion Not adhering to participant’s decline of use of demographic information Creating copies of biometric information Associating names with information

8 Disaster Prevention in Our Project Make sure participants have properly consented and understand all of our responsibilities Be sure of proper power usage and not overdraw current Ensure that all information is kept within the local network Make sure the temperature stays within a comfortable range.

9 Conclusion


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