Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up
NPR > Obituaries Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up By Howard Berkes Sunday, March 7, 2021 • 3:09 PM EST On Jan. 27, 1986, Allan McDonald stood on the cusp of history.McDonald directed the booster rocket project at NASA contractor Morton Thiokol. ...
If only more engineers were this ethical.
“The focus of the commission's investigation shifted to the booster rocket O-rings, the efforts of McDonald and his colleagues to stop the launch, and the failure of NASA officials to listen.
Morton Thiokol executives were not happy that McDonald spoke up and demoted him.”Posted on 2021-03-08T07:40:37+0000