NASA training simulations have included a wide variety of problems thrown at the pilots and ground controllers -- not only the typical technical failures, but also some unusual outside-world stuff like Mission Control being on fire, a ground controller having a (simulated) heart attack or a pushy politician demanding to be allowed to talk to the crew. (The latter ended up happening in real life).

Is there any record of one of these simulations having involved as part of the script personnel becoming insane, irrational, belligerent, insubordinate, or refusing to do their jobs, and the mission needing to continue while restraining and/or replacing them?

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    $\begingroup$ @CarlWitthoft That's E. B. White's The Morning of the Day They Did It $\endgroup$ Aug 3 '20 at 12:44
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    $\begingroup$ Related but not duplicate: space.stackexchange.com/q/39084/26446 and space.stackexchange.com/q/2372/26446 $\endgroup$
    – DrSheldon
    Aug 3 '20 at 13:51
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    $\begingroup$ Excellent suggestion! I've been involved in several mission training exercises and this is a very real possibility for some of these situations. I'm especially intrigued by the "disgruntled mission controller" possibility. I'll have to consider adding some of these to our exercise list next time. $\endgroup$ Aug 3 '20 at 17:58
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    $\begingroup$ @TerranceYee I'm vaguly remembering a quote, "don't tell the engineers what is really hard to do. They'll put it in the simulations!" $\endgroup$
    – Cort Ammon
    Aug 3 '20 at 21:48
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    $\begingroup$ @CortAmmon "I wish you would stop mentioning all of the potential failures of your spacecraft for which you really don't know what to do because the people who script the simulations are sitting in the back of the room taking notes." - Chuck Shaw $\endgroup$ Aug 3 '20 at 22:12

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