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MEMS Seminar: Spaceflight Tragedies and Other Things to be Avoided

1:30 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A

Presenter: Dr. Curtis E. Larsen

A personal view of the events leading to and consequences of NASA's spaceflight tragedies will be discussed.  The most prominent events as Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia are well known, but lesser known close-calls are also worth examining for the lessons to be learned about both personal and organizational responsibility, authority, and downright hubris.  As a prerequisite, attendees are encouraged to read the following:  http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4029/Apollo_01a_Summary.htm; http://...

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