Lessons From the Challenger Tragedy
Those who saw it never forgot: the Space Shuttle Challenger launched on January 28, 1986 only to break apart 73 seconds later, killing seven astronauts, including the first “teacher in space” – Christa McAuliffe.
We revisit the tragic event – and the 2003 Columbia disaster – through interviews with key participants, and explores the forces that lead groups within large organizations to make dreadfully wrong decisions.
View full episodes at PBS.org/RetroReport.
Challenger, Columbia and the Nature of Calamity by Clyde Haberman
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