Monday, July 9, 2018

Elon Musk's rescue sub arrived in Thailand

Via comment by Gleason Long on Elon Musk making “kid-sized submarine” to rescue t...


 Musk said it could also work as "an escape pod in space."

Elon Musk has a plan.

The billionaire entrepreneur and engineers at his private spaceflight company SpaceX designed a “kid-size submarine” that they said could help with a harrowing rescue operation underway to retrieve a group of boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.

It arrived on Monday night, and the mogul shared some thoughts and photos on his Twitter account:

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5 comments:

  1. i heard that six boys were already rescued by divers? In any case I really admire that fellow Musk for his good will and efforts.

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    1. All 13 (12&1) I believe and the sub might be of use later. I'm amazed that none of the kids freaked out.

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  2. Hmmm, now this other side of the coin:

    www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-11/elon-musk-launches-bizarre-public-spat-thai-hero-rescue-chief

    Just couldn't help himself. Don't these people know who he is? Thanks Brock. I am GLAD that these kids made it out okay. That is always the priority. Cheers.

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  3. Musk is odd, but the "sub" might have been helpful, especially if someone were injured/sick and couldn't swim.

    I don't want to say anything too negative about the guy for trying to help.

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    1. I imagine that it will be used at some point.

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