Machu Picchu Speeches & Audio

NASA Assists Rescue of Chilean Miners

(2) tv-pg

NASA Assists Rescue of Chilean Miners

(2 min) tv-pg

After the August 5, 2010, collapse of a gold and copper mine that trapped 33 miners 2,300 feet underground, the Chilean government called on NASA for help. At the October 13 rescue of the miners, NASA medical doctor J.D. Polk describes how his team was able to apply space flight technology to help free the men who had been trapped for more than two months.