Consult Personal Advisors
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NASA once again wanted the seal task force team to soften the urgency of the O-ring problem. If the word leaked that there existed a major malfunction in the solid rocket booster, Congress would likely lose even more faith in the Shuttle program. No cold weather launches were scheduled for the near future. Should Boisjoly continue to listen to NASA and play down the importance of the problem? Which of the following are good things to do in this situation?
Answer: Consult personal advisors.
Consulting personal advisors is always acceptable except when faced with an emergency, which this is not. Consulting those who know you well and whom you trust is a particularly good idea when you need to do something that is particularly difficult for you, or "pushes your buttons." Is this such a situation?
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"Consult Personal Advisors"
Online Ethics Center for Engineering
National Academy of Engineering
Accessed: Tuesday, May 21, 2013