Fénix 2: Icon of the Chilean mine rescue
Fénix 2 is one of five capsules built to rescue the 33 trapped miners from the San José mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert in October 2010 and was on standby as part of the rescue mission.
The capsule became a symbol of hope and triumph over adversity during the unprecedented rescue operation, which saw all the miners brought safely to the surface following their 69-day entrapment.
Our display highlights the extraordinary technical challenge of the rescue - which involved hundreds of engineers, technicians and scientists - and includes interviews with key personnel involved in the operation.
Image credit: Gobierno de Chile