Chile mine rescue capsule at London Science Museum

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Media captionOne of the pods used to rescue the trapped Chilean miners has gone on display in London

The capsule used to rescue 33 miners who were trapped for 69 days in a mine in Chile has gone on display in London.

The steel capsule, 3.9m (12.7ft) tall and 54cm (1.7ft) wide, known as Fenix 2, will be on show at the Science Museum in South Kensington until May.

The 460kg Fenix 2 was one of five built by Chilean Navy engineers to winch up the miners, one at a time.

The 33 men were stuck 625m (2,050ft) below ground when part of the mine in San Jose collapsed on 5 August 2010.

The capsule, which had communication equipment and retractable wheels to help its movement through the shaft, also had enough oxygen-enriched air to last the 20-minute journey to the surface.

Katrina Nilsson, from the Science Museum, said: "I'm sure we can all remember the moment when the first miner was pulled to the surface after being trapped for almost 10 weeks.

"By showing the capsule at the museum, we hope to draw attention to the technical and engineering challenges that the rescue team tackled during this extraordinary operation."

The capsule will be on display until 13 May.

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