Fénix 2 Capsule
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2010 Copiapó Mining Accident


Evacuation Capsule


Temporarily abates any injury or sickness


Pulverizes surrounding obstacles into dirt


Location near an active mining operation


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Origin[edit | edit source]

Starting August 2010, the world gathered around their televisions in utter perspiration as they watched attempts to rescue 33 Chilean miners trapped 700 meters (2,300 ft) below the surface. Reporters erected tent cities around the dig site just to keep up with the rapidly changing situations. Private firms and world governments collaborated support to extract the miners from their cave.

After several successful drilling operations, the Chilean Navy and NASA completed 3 steel rescue containers dubbed Fénix capsules. A 54 centimeter (21 in) wide tube held one passenger at a time, driven by 8 wheels on rail to the surface. The interior contained an air supply, safety harness, escape hatch and microphone to keep in contact with the operators at all times. The first 4 removed were those of clearest mind who could deal with any problems that occurred. Next came those who were weakest from their stay, and finally the strongest who could power through an extra day mine-side. Several days of continual lifting brought back every man trapped below. The Fénix 2 Capsule itself is estimated to be worth up to $1 million USD for its symbolic show of worldwide cooperation, and has toured across multiple museums.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Filled with the hopes of for a safe ascent from the underworld from the entire planet, the capsule continues to fulfill its rescue purposes. As each miner was thoroughly prepared for the above surface conditions with a liquid diet, UV blocking sunglasses and thorough safety briefing, the pod now stops any injury or sickness. For a little while. It doesn’t heal broken bones or cure addiction, can’t reverse arthritis or undo jaundice. But what it can do is pause the process. Make it so the occupant receives at least a little relief, however brief. All symptoms are still present but makes no progress through the body. Once out all conditions return to prior.

To ensure a safe experience the capsule reduces nearby surroundings to dust, especially construction works. It wants to prevent any possibility of being trapped, so it makes the space surrounding it as large as possible.

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