[SystemSafety] Feynman and the Challenger disaster

From: Gergely Buday < >
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:12:35 +0200


I came across this today:

"A fascinating 1986 text by Richard Feynman on the question of how to estimate the reliability of a space shuttle. This text was written as part of an investigation of the Challenger launch disaster. It describes a large mismatch between the reliability estimates made by the engineers (of the order of 1 failure in 100 uses) and the reliability estimates communicated to the public by the NASA management (of the order of 1 failure in 100 000 uses). I think this text should be of interest to anyone interested in security, engineering, the production of safety-critical products and its management."



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