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The 28th

A lot of you who read this blog presently have probably been following me for less than a year. January 28th is not one of my favorite days. 535 more words


Business vs. Safety

There were plenty of problems that were associated with the January 28, 1986 Challenger launch, however one of the biggest problems was its ethical failures and the actions people took leading up to the launch. 627 more words


The Challenger

After a needlessly claustrophobic opening, BBC 2’s factual drama The Challenger quickly establishes itself as a fine TV movie. William Hurt gives a magnetic and facially dynamic performance as Dr. 573 more words

Film Reviews

Speak up, dammit.

The story of Roger Boisjoly and his role in the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster has had me thinking about “finding our voice,” an oft overused phrase that carries with it much angst and truth. 863 more words

A Confession about the Challenger Disaster

On January 28th, twenty-five years ago, the Space Shuttle Challenger 7 started coming apart mid-air after only 73 seconds of flight–resulting in the tragic deaths of all seven crew members–including Christa McAuliffe, America’s first “Teacher in Space”. 608 more words


Remember Challenger And The Ethical Failings That Killed The Crew

On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger disintegrated at 11:39AM. The crew cabin flew free of the conflagration and fell toward the earth. The initial forces on the crew were in the area of twelve to twenty times the force of gravity. 1,048 more words

Business Ethics