Respond to at least 4 of the 7 questions below:

  1. What could NASA management have done differently?
  2. What, if anything, could their subordinates have done differently?
  3. What should Roger Boisjoly have done differently (if anything)? [In answering this question, keep in mind that at his age, the prospect of finding a new job if he was fired was slim. He also had a family to support.]
  4. As a student, what do you see as your future engineering professional responsibilities in relation to both being loyal to management and protecting the public welfare?
  5. How does the implied social contract of professionals apply to this case?
  6. What professional responsibilities were neglected, if any?
  7. Should NASA have done anything differently in their launch decision procedure?