The Columbia Shuttle Disaster: Should we Have Told the Astronauts the Truth?
Columbia Shuttle, Truth, Honesty, ethical dilemma, Philosophy
There is a deep ethical dilemma in the Columbia shuttle disaster that’s been overlooked by both principals and commentators. Linda Ham didn’t recognize it; neither did the Mission Management Team, or the Photo Working Group, or the Program Manger for Launch Integration, or the Debris Assessment Team, or commentators like Donovan and Green or Davis — or, perhaps, they somehow subliminally recognized it but all assumed it should be decided in the same way.
Original Publication Citation
Battin, Margaret P., Gordon B. Mower. “The Columbia Shuttle Disaster: Should We Have Told the Astronauts the Truth?” Teaching Ethics 4.1 (2003): 89-92.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Batin, Margaret P. and Mower, Gordon, "The Columbia Shuttle Disaster: Should we Have Told the Astronauts the Truth?" (2003). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 9.