NOVA "Emergency Mine Rescue"

Written by Holly on Monday October 25, 2010

1A film crew for NOVA has been following the events in Chile where 33 miners were trapped nearly half a mile under the surface. The crew spent over a month on the scene and was there on October 12 when the first miner took his first breath of freedom. An emotional end to an amazing saga.

Right in time with the headlines, NOVA premieres "Emergency Mine Rescue" this Tuesday night at 7pm. This special episode chronicles the fate of the miners and explores the science behind the successful rescue efforts.

"Emergency Mine Rescue" takes the place of the NOVA episode previously scheduled, "Crash of Flight 447," which is now scheduled for release in mid-February.