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Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History Opens Exhibit on Rescued Chilean Miners

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The extraordinary rescue in October 2010 of 33 miners trapped for more than two months after a partial collapse of the San José Mine in Chile is revisited in “Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine,” a multimedia exhibition opening at the National Museum of Natural History Aug. 5—one year to the day after the miners were trapped. This first-ever museum presentation recounts the historic event in English and Spanish. Objects on display include a Fénix rescue capsule, personal mementos and stories from the miners, new video footage and rare rock samples from the mine. The exhibition was produced by the Smithsonian in collaboration with the Chilean government and the miners (“Los Trienta Y Tres”). “The mine collapse that trapped men in Chile’s San José Mine, Aug. 5, 2010,