The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at Nasa download free [PDF and Ebook] by Diane Vaughan

The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at Nasa download free [PDF and Ebook] by Diane Vaughan year 2016
  • Book name: The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at Nasa
  • Author: Diane Vaughan
  • Release date: 2016/1/3
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780226346823
  • Rating: 9.81 of 10
  • Votes: 357
  • Review by: Marissa Strunk
  • Review rating: 9.49 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/16
  • Total pages: 620
  • Includes a PDF summary of 60 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: When the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986, millions of Americans became bound together in a single, historic moment. Many still vividly remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about the tragedy. Diane Vaughan recreates the steps leading up to that fateful decision, contradicting conventional interpretations to prove that what occurred at NASA was not skullduggery or misconduct but a disastrous mistake. Why did NASA managers, who not only had all the information prior to the launch but also were warned against it, decide to proceed? In retelling how the decision unfolded through the eyes of the managers and the engineers, Vaughan uncovers an incremental descent into poor judgment, supported by a culture of high-risk technology. She reveals how and why NASA insiders, when repeatedly faced with evidence that something was wrong, normalized the deviance so that it became acceptable to them. In a new preface, Vaughan reveals the ramifications for this book and for her when a similar decision-making process brought down NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 42H11M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Engineering & Technology, Astronautics, Safety In The Home, Space Science, Occupational / Industrial Health & Safety, Organizational Theory & Behaviour, Sociology, Aerospace & Aviation Technology
  • Available formats: PDF, HTMLZ, WORD, EPUB, PDB, DOC, JPG, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, CBR, RAR, CBZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 33.94 USD
  • Dimensions: 152.4x226.06x35.56mm
  • Weight: 861.83g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States
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