H.Res. XX: Congratulating the engineers, scientists, psychologists, and staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for helping to successfully rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners from a collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile

H.Res. XX

Congratulating the engineers, scientists, psychologists, and staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for helping to successfully rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners from a collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile

Sponsor
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

Date
November 16, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res.__ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) on November 16, 2010.

 

Bill Summary

H.Res.__ would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Congratulates the engineers, scientists, psychologists, and staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for helping to successfully rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners from a collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile; and
  • “Recognizes that the experience and knowledge the National Space and Aeronautics Administration has acquired through space flight is beneficial to human life on Earth and was critical to the 11 successful rescue of the Chilean miners.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, the Chilean Navy used the Phoenix capsule to bring the miners to the surface nearly 69 days after the mine’s initial collapse.  On October 13, 2010, all 33 miners were successfully rescued, and NASA’s help was instrumental in the historic rescue of all 33 miners.