OpenIntro Statistics Dataset - orings


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On January 28, 1986, a routine launch was anticipated for the Challengerspace shuttle. Seventy-three seconds into the flight, disaster happened: theshuttle broke apart, killing all seven crew members on board. Aninvestigation into the cause of the disaster focused on a critical sealcalled an O-ring, and it is believed that damage to these O-rings during ashuttle launch may be related to the ambient temperature during the launch.The table below summarizes observational data on O-rings for 23 shuttlemissions, where the mission order is based on the temperature at the time ofthe launch.


  • temp - Temperature, in Fahrenheit.
  • damage - Number of damaged O-rings (out of 6).


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Title Authored on Content type
R Dataset / Package psych / bfi March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM Dataset
OpenIntro Statistics Dataset - scotus_healthcare August 9, 2020 - 2:38 PM Dataset
R Dataset / Package psych / withinBetween March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM Dataset
R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / Kids198 March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM Dataset
R Dataset / Package Ecdat / Wages1 March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM Dataset
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