Elon Musk shares video of 'kid-size' submarine for Thai cave rescue
09 July, 2018, 07:01 | Author: Corey Lynch
The boys, between the ages of 11 and 16, are stuck in a partially flooded cave with their 25-year-old coach since June 23.
"The said the pod is "...basically a tiny, kid-size submarine using the liquid oxygen transfer tube of falcon rocket as hull.
The boys and their coach have been trapped in the cave system in the country's north for about two weeks, and heavy rainfall looms in the days ahead.
Bloomberg notes that Musk's tunneling startup, Boring Co., could possibly make its massive drills available to help in the rescue effort, but it could potentially be too risky. It's advertised to be light enough for 2 divers to lead through the very narrow tunnels, which are as much a danger to the divers themselves.
He has told reporters "today is D-Day" with 13 foreign and five Thai divers taking part in the rescue.
Though it is unclear if the Thai government accepted Musk's offer, James Yenbamroong who is the CEO and founder of Thai space technology start-up mu Space Corp said the SpaceX team have reached out to them to help connect to the Thai government.
Musk said based on "feedback from Thailand", the engineers made a decision to build a "tiny, kid-size submarine" using a large silver tube meant to be affixed to a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Presently, the most likely option for the group's rescue involves waiting for water levels to recede, or teaching the boys how to dive so they can be guided out safely.
Authorities hope to get the team out in the next couple of days before monsoon rains arrive over the weekend. Narongsak Osottanakorn, the commander of search and rescue said, "If it rains and the water volume increases, we have to calculate, how much time do we have?"
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