The Madeleine Brand Show

From Miners to Astronauts?

For the 33 Chilean miners now trapped below the earth, surviving the cave-in might be the easy part.

Since it will take months to dig them out, NASA has been brought in to help the miners keep thier heads as they wait for the drill to reach them. After all, who better to deal with being confined to small spaces for long periods than astonauts?

Some tips from the experts:

For now, they are just asking for supplies, specifically things like peaches, beer and toothbrushes. What about you? If you were in for a long wait, what food and comfort item would be a must?



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