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Chile mine rescue kit goes on display at Science Museum, London

One of the pods used to rescue the miners trapped underground at the at the San José mine in Chile in October 2010 has gone on display at the Science Museum in London.

The Fénix 2 capsule was developed by the Chilean Navy, and was used for the initial test run during the disaster, to see if the technology could safely be used to rescue the 33 trapped miners.

Katrina Nilsson of the Science Museum in London offered a tour of the exhibit, which is 3.9m in height and 54cm wide.

  • 10 Feb 2012
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