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Risk Analysis Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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Executive Summary
The project that I was involved in was the Risk Analysis of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. I began this in February 2014 and my project supervisor was Dr. Seth, professor of project management, data and decision making, operations Research, operations management and supply chain management, total quality management and Six Sigma.
My main objective was to make a risk analysis of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster occurred in 1986. My chosen focus area was the risk analysis process of the space shuttle and I was able to understand the risk potential.
It was a great learning experience and taught me, on the whole, majority of the aspects of risk analysis.

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Step 02 – Measure Phase ................................................................................................. 10
Step 03 – Analyze Phase .................................................................................................. 11
Step 04 – Improve Stage .................................................................................................. 14
Step 05 – Control Phase ................................................................................................... 14
Issue Analysis ........................................................................................................................... 15
Assessment and Recommendations ........................................................................................ 17
A. Process Re-design .................................................................................................. 17
B. Dedicated Housekeeping staff ............................................................................... 17
C. Medical file re-design ............................................................................................ 18
D. Digital Clock ........................................................................................................... 18
E. Printing priority ...................................................................................................... 18
F. Discharge Sheet proposal ...................................................................................... 18
References ............................................................................................................................... 19
Appendix .................................................................................................................................. 20
3.1.1 Project Charter ........................................................................................................ 20
3.1.2. Flowchart for the Process ...................................................................................... 22
3.2.1. Stage wise Measurement Table for the 40 cases .................................................. 23
3.3.1. Fishbone/Ishikawa Diagram................................................................................... 26

Introduction
The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when the American shuttle orbiter Challenger (Space Shuttle Challenger / mission STS-51-L) broke up 73 seconds after liftoff, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. This drama was seen on live TV around the globe.
The spacecraft fell to pieces near to Cape Canaveral in Florida. The disintegration of the spacecraft began when an O-ring seal in solid rocket booster failed during the take-off. A breach had been created in the solid rocket booster because of a big failure in of the O-ring.
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