NASA had already conducted two dozen successful launches

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1 According to Aronson’s analysis of the Challenger disaster, which of the following most likely did not contribute to the disaster?
• NASA had already conducted two dozen successful launches.
• A school teacher was on board, which had created more publicity than normal.
• At NASA a lift-off decision was a more desirable decision than a delay.
• NASA engineers assured management that all safety measures had been taken.

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