I know. when I saw that capsule yesterday and they were explaining it, I couldn't imagine how it would feel. it's really remarkable of what can be done. hope it goes safely for each of them. thanks for posting this.
It's truly an historical moment. The whole ordeal has been documented on the news but not visually. Being able to watch this live is absolutely INCREDIBLE! Reminds me of watching the moon landing -- only I have more patience now as a adult. Hooray for Chile! Hooray for the miners! Hooray for the rescuers!
I think I read somewhere that a Chilean millionaire pledged $10,000, to each miner.. there will also be lawsuits, I'm sure, book and movie royalties in their future. their physical strength as they emerge from the capsule is amazing. probably some of it is pure adrenalin.
The courage of these guys is awe inspiring. The only way they could have survived is by keeping calm and supporting each other. We were told that none of them wanted to be the first, they all wanted someone else to go. This is the kind of story that renews faith in the human spirit.
I read on one paper about these miners that they may be allowed to spend the next Tax year Tax Free! Wow! If only they could! When's the next plane to Chile? Heh!
I hope they have a spare capsule just in case that current one acts up, or fails for any reason. I also hope there's a plenty of cables holding that thing up! Bu they sound like they know what they are doing! I hope they all make it out okay! I heard that even NASA were involved in scientific advice to the rescue team!
Watched with awe yesterday and most of today as these miners were lifted out of the bowels of the earth. Now home and don't have live coverage available right now...looking to find something on the net...looks like they will all be out tonight...how wonderful they must feel and how relieved their families! Hope they recover from their ordeal!
I'm so glad that they got them all out. Both the miners and the rescuers are heroes in my book. Anyone who has ever had family members work underground will understand the feeling you have in the back of your mind that maybe, one day, something will go wrong, and they won't come back up. It is dirty and hard and dangerous work no matter how sophisticated the equipment gets. (My father was a coal miner who spent much of his early career underground before moving to the large, open cut mines, and generations of my family still work in the Hunter Valley coal mines)
Seeing them all saved,and above ground again, is so incredibly wonderful for all concerned. :-)
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