Friday, January 28, 2011

A failure of risk management

25 years ago today, the ultimate failure in risk management:

Challenger, STS 51

At the time, my family lived in Melbourne, FL, within real-time viewing of the shuttle flight path.  My wife and kids, in their school yard as always for a launch, witnessed this as it happened.  A real OMG! moment

NASA's official memorial photo:

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