Professional Essays Writer Columbia’s Final Mission

Richard Bohmer, Laura R. Feldman, Erika M. Ferlins, Amy C. Edmondson

Leadership & Managing People

Describes the 16-day final mission of the space shuttle Columbia in January 2003 in which seven astronauts died. Includes background on NASA and the creation of the human space flight program, including the 1970 Apollo 13 crisis and 1986 Challenger disaster. Examines NASA’s organizational culture , leadership, and the influences on the investigation of and response to foam shedding from the external fuel tank during shuttle launch.

Leadership, Leading teams, Organizational culture

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