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Offline mtakala24

At least BBC is providing a live stream of the first rescue:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11489439

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"Miners in coming days will have to perform “very hard” exercises and eat a special diet that includes saltwater supplements and aspirin to prevent them from suffering from hypertension, thrombosis or other forms of stress during the rescue, he said."

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-10-10/trapped-chile-miners-eat-nasa-diet-prep-for-rescue.html

any similarities to ISS or shuttle crew returns?

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #22 on: 10/12/2010 10:36 PM »
From the descriptions I've seen in the news, they are going to "fluid load" them, according to NASA techniques.

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All the news channels here are now providing live coverage here as the capsule is about to go down and rescue the first miner.

They reckon this will begin in one hour.

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #24 on: 10/13/2010 02:00 AM »
watching here on CNN LIVE on a spare computer, but there is no commentary, just live sound; so a friend with a TV is keeping me up to date with what she hears, and now I have this thread open ;) thanks Chris;
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Capsule on its way down. First miner expected out in 20 minutes.

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #26 on: 10/13/2010 02:28 AM »
BBC has great live streaming coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11489439

Offline Chris Bergin

BBC has great live streaming coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11489439

And no NTV style lag. Just clicked it and it's a second behind the BBC here through the telly :)

Sounds like they have to do this again with a medic then going down before they bring up the first miner, not sure....but amazing to watch.

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #28 on: 10/13/2010 02:41 AM »
The 1st rescuer has reached the miners... shown live from the miners perspective. The 1st miner will be brought up shortly.
« Last Edit: 10/13/2010 02:41 AM by Lars_J »

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #29 on: 10/13/2010 02:51 AM »
couple of pictures
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Offline mtakala24

who went into the capsule? the engineer or the first rescued miner? They were supposed to send a medic down and only then start to send miners up.

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Here we go!

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #32 on: 10/13/2010 02:55 AM »
1st miner coming up now!

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #33 on: 10/13/2010 02:58 AM »
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BREAKING NEWS: Florencio Avalos becomes the first miner to begin his journey out of the San Jose mine.

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First miner is back on the surface. Awesome!

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Disgusting how the media surrounded his father and end up knocking down his tent.

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #36 on: 10/13/2010 03:15 AM »
It's a bit like finding a Soyuz full of living folks after a ballistic entry.  You sort of expect it, but it's still nice to see them emerge okay.

Still 33 people down there so a long way to go, but looking good so far.  These people will have a tough road ahead.

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #37 on: 10/13/2010 03:16 AM »
words can't describe; I have turned off BBC and just going with live sound ;)
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Offline mtakala24

It will take a long time to get them all with this pace, but the system seems to work fine.

The media people are disgustingly rude in there :( Pushing family members out of the way etc.

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Re: Chilean miners trapped underground - NASA asked for help
« Reply #39 on: 10/13/2010 03:20 AM »
It will take a long time to get them all with this pace, but the system seems to work fine.

Yeah...forever since they are sending one rescuer down for each miner they bring up.  Hopefully that zero-sum game will end not too many people into the operation.

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