Appendix - Roger Boisjoly and the Challenger Explosion


The Appendix providing references for regarding Robert Boisjoly's attempts to divert the Challenger disaster.


The following material is presented after my talks to help those people who wish to read further on the subject of the Challenger disaster and related subjects.

  • Malcolm McConnell, Challenger, a Major Malfunction --A True Story of Politics, Greed and the Wrong Stuff, Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1987.
  • J. J. Trento, Prescription for Disaster--the Truth at NASA, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1987.
  • Committee on Science & Technology, House of Representatives, House Report 99-1016, "Investigation of the Challenger Accident," U. S. Government Printing Office, October 29, 1986.
  • Hearings before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives--June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 25, 1986, Volume 1, "Investigation of the Challenger Accident"--(No. 137). U. S. Government Printing Office, 1986.
  • Hearings Before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives--July 15, 16, 23, 24, 1986, Volume II, "Investigation of the Challenger Accident" --(No. 139), U. S. Government Printing Office, 1986.
  • Diane Vaughan, Controlling Unlawful Organizaional Behavior--Social Structure and Corporate Misconduct, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1983.
  • Daniel Golemon, Vital Lies, Simple Truths--The Psychology of Self-Deception, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1985.
  • Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1986.
  • Henry Petroski, To Engineer is Human, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1985.
  • Charles Perrow, Normal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technologies, Basic Books, New York, 1984.

Author: Roger M. Boisjoly, Former Morton Thiokol Engineer, Willard, Utah.