A NASA team sent to Chile to aid trapped miners will hold a
news conference about their work at the San Jose gold and copper mine
near Copiapo at noon CDT, Tuesday, Sept. 7. The conference will be at
NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and it will air live on NASA
Television and the agency's website.
The participants also will answer questions from reporters at
participating NASA centers.
NASA responded to a request from the government of Chile, submitted
through the U.S. Department of State, to provide technical advice
that might assist the trapped miners. The NASA team of two medical
doctors, a psychologist and an engineer arrived in Chile Aug. 31.
Dr. Michael Duncan, deputy chief medical officer in the Space Life
Sciences Directorate at Johnson, led the team. The other members are
physician James Polk and psychologist Albert Holland from Johnson;
and Clint Cragg, principal engineer with the NASA Engineering and
Safety Center located at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton,
The team will participate in the news conference. Afterward, Duncan
will be take one-on-one interviews.
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For more information about NASA's assistance in Chile, visit:
圖一：From left to right: Juan Francisco Acuña, Secretary General, Agencia Chilena del Espacio; psychologist Albert W. Holland; engineer Clint Cragg; Minister Jaime Mañalich; Doctor Michael Duncan; Minister Laurence Golborne, and doctor J.D. Polk. (US Embassy)
圖二：NASA doctors Michael Duncan and J.D. Polk discuss with Chilean naval doctor Andrés Llarena, a specialist in submersion medicine(By US Embassy Santiago, Chile)
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