Now for some amazingly good news:
After more than two excruciating months, the anticipated rescue of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed mine is down to a matter of hours.
Government officials said Tuesday that rescue workers had made quicker progress than expected, and that the complicated rescue operation could begin as early as 6 p.m. local time (5 p.m. Eastern time), as much as six hours earlier than previously estimated.
“The day has finally arrived,” said Marta Mesías, 51, the aunt of one the miners, Claudio Yáñez, 34. She said she had traveled here from the capital, Santiago, to greet Mr. Yáñez when he emerges from under the earth. “We’re going to toast him with champagne, and feed him a bit of roasted chicken.”
A reason to be proud to be an American- special NASA diet food to keep the team alive, as well as an American drill team who dug them out.