Visit the exhibit “Against all odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine”, which shows the great achievement of the 33 miners’ rescue at the San José Mine in Northern Chile in 2010. This exhibit will be open to the public for 14 months (until September 30, 2012) completely free at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
The display is open from August 5 2011, date of the accident’s first anniversary, through September 2012. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfredo Moreno, the Minister of Mining, Hernán de Solminihac, and four of the Chilean miners, attended the inauguration of the exhibit.
The exhibit was organized in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Embassy of Chile, and was made possible by the great contributions of private businesses and the support of the Department of State.
It displays more than 20 objects used by the miners and rescuers in the operation, including the Fénix I Capsule, as well as many photos and texts in English and Spanish. The exhibit was set up in less than 5 months, record time for an event of this sort.
Watch 6 short videos and a set of photographs of the exhibit at the links below:
Against All Odds videos
View photographs of the exhibit here:
And visit the Facebook page at:
Facebook "Against All Odds" Page
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