September 7th, 2010
09:49 AM ET

NASA to share tips to maintain trapped miners' mental and physical health

NASA teams usually use their knowledge to help astronauts many miles above the earth's surface. But on Tuesday, a group of experts from the U.S. space agency will share their advice for the 33 miners who have been trapped 2,300 feet underground in Chile since August 5.

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"It's an opportunity for us to bring the space flight experience back down to the ground," Dr. Michael Duncan, the deputy chief medical officer at Johnson Space Center, said before NASA's four-person team left for Chile last month.

The team includes two medical doctors, a psychologist and an engineer.


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  1. FauxNews

    Any prison warden has more experience with people in confined spaces than NASA.

    September 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |