The Case of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Review the case of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. Identify and give a synopsis of what you perceive to be the major risks (minimum of 3) that should have been considered before the tragedy occurred.

Using your judgment and based on additional research, how would you rank these risks? Give a ranking of probability (High, Medium, Low) of each risk occurring. Include the impact of each risk (High, Medium, Low). Were there any risks that should have been taken more seriously and prioritized? Were there any risks that had a higher probability of occurring? Were there any triggers that indicated a potential risk was becoming a problem or issue (in other words, a realized risk)? In your opinion, could this tragedy have been prevented if a thorough risk assessment had been completed and implemented? Please explain your response.