Hubris and ‘get it done’ overcoming sound practice.

The investigation board’s report was released Wednesday [Feb. 26, 2014], blaming the leak and subsequent events on a complex combination of factors that included a misunderstanding of the subtleties of the suit’s operation in weightlessness to more troubling institutional issues that, while not intentional, could lead to similar problems in the future if uncorrected.

“While I am concerned about ensuring this particular incident does not happen again, I am especially concerned about cultural factors that may have contributed to the event,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden wrote in an agency-wide note to employees. In our exuberance to get the job done, we may have allowed ourselves to accept the commonly accepted causes for small anomalies.”

CBS News Report – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasa-vows-to-fix-problems-that-led-to-spacesuit-leak/

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