This is a free program.
Discover America's main players that assisted with the Chilean Miner Rescue in October 2010 in a panel discussion moderated Michael Useem, Professor and Director of the Leadership Center of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
- His Excellency, Mr. Arturo Fermandois, Ambassador of Chile to the United States
- Ed Breiner, President, Schramm, Inc.
- Dr. Michael Duncan, former Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Space Life Sciences, NASA
- Brandon W. Fisher, Chief Executive, Center Rock, Inc.
- Richard Soppe, Senior Drilling Application Engineer, Center Rock, Inc.
A NASA team provided advice on medical, nutritional, and behavioral health issues during the rescue of the miners. It also assisted in the design of the special rescue capsules that pulled the trapped miners up a 2000-foot shaft to the surface. Listen to Dr. Michael Duncan explaining NASA's cooperation during the rescue of the miners.
Two U.S. companies furnished the drilling system that opened up the shaft to bring the 33 miners to the surface. Schramm Inc. of West Chester, Pa. made the drill, and Center Rock Inc. of Berlin, Pa. created the drill head.
This program is organized in collaboration with the Chilean Embassy, Wharton School's Leadership Center, and The Washington Post On Leadership.
This program is part of a series commemorating the anniversary of the historic rescue of 33 Chilean miners and the special exhibition Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine. The bilingual exhibition is on view at the National Museum of Natural History (2nd floor, Hall of Gems and Minerals, East Wing) until September 2012. Exhibition Lead Sponsors: The Caterpillar Foundation, Caterpillar Global Mining, and Finning Chile S.A.