NASA News

Kylie Clem
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111

John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
10.13.10
 
RELEASE : M10-143
 
 
NASA Astronaut Aboard Station Shares Thoughts on Miners' Rescue
 
 
HOUSTON -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock spoke from space to Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center today about the ongoing rescue of the miners trapped in Chile. Wheelock, a colonel in the U.S. Army, is the commander of a six-person crew aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Television's Video File is airing audio of Wheelock's comments. The Video File runs until 7 p.m. EDT, and again at 8 p.m. and from 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. EDT.

NASA's long experience in training and planning for emergencies in human spaceflight and its protection of humans in the hostile environment of space proved useful to the Chilean government's rescue effort. For an audio clip of Wheelock's comments and more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
 

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