Press Release

NASA Astronaut Aboard Station Shares Thoughts On Miners’ Rescue

By SpaceRef Editor
October 14, 2010
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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:

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

SpaceRef staff editor.