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Tech & Science Elon Musk says in Thailand with mini-sub

09:10  10 july  2018
09:10  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Elon Musk has offered to help rescue the Thai soccer team stuck in a cave

  Elon Musk has offered to help rescue the Thai soccer team stuck in a cave Elon Musk has said he is "happy to help" if there's anything he can contribute to the rescue mission of a Thai soccer team from a cave.  Elon Musk has said he is "happy to help" with the rescue of the Thai soccer team currently stuck in a cave.

to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand , the tech billionaire Elon Musk dreamed up a “kid-size” submarine to help. “Multiple divers involved with the rescue said the mini - sub design was viable, and their feedback directly informed our engineering and testing,” he

American space entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted that he was in Thailand on Tuesday with a prototype mini - sub , at the flooded cave where five members of a youth football team remained trapped. " Mini - sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids' soccer team.

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American space entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted that he was in Thailand on Tuesday with a prototype mini-sub, at the flooded cave where five members of a youth football team remained trapped.

"Just returned from Cave 3," Musk said.

"Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids' soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future."

On Instagram, he published video of a flooded cave, with rescuers.

Third mission underway at Thai cave, aims to rescue all left

  Third mission underway at Thai cave, aims to rescue all left Divers have begun the third phase of the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped two weeks in a flooded cave in Thailand and aim to bring out the last four boys and their coach Tuesday. An ambulance has been seen leaving the site of the Thai cave where divers are carrying out what they hope is a final mission to bring out four boys and their soccer coach still trapped deep inside.

American space entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted that he was in Thailand on Tuesday with a prototype mini - sub , at the flooded Billionaire Elon Musk says he's almost completed a tunnel under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation system that would scoot commuters underground on

American space entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted that he was in Thailand on Tuesday with a prototype mini - sub , at the flooded cave where five members of a youth football team remained trapped. "Just returned from Cave 3," Musk said . " Mini - sub is ready if needed.

Cave Three is about two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the entrance of the cave network and is the base for Thai rescuers.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk offered a mini-sub as a potential savior for the Thai boys still trapped in a flooded cave © Provided by AFP Entrepreneur Elon Musk offered a mini-sub as a potential savior for the Thai boys still trapped in a flooded cave The footballers still awaiting rescue are about two kilometers further in, at a point very difficult to access.

There is no indication so far that Thai rescuers plan to use Musk's prototype.

By Monday night, elite divers had managed to bring out eight members of the football team which included 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach.

The Thai rescue effort has been assisted by experts from around the world, and the death of a former Thai Navy SEAL diver who ran out of oxygen in the cave on Friday underscored the dangers of the mission.

Thai cave rescue: Elon Musk hits out at mission chief who turned down mini-submarine offer

  Thai cave rescue: Elon Musk hits out at mission chief who turned down mini-submarine offer Elon Musk questions the role of the man who turned down his offer of a mini-submarine to help in the rescue of the trapped schoolboys from a flooded Thai cave, saying Narongsak Osatanakorn shouldn't be described as the "rescue chief".Elon Musk has questioned the role of the man who turned down his offer of a mini-submarine to help in the rescue of the trapped schoolboys from a flooded Thai cave.

American space entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted that he was in Thailand on Tuesday with a prototype mini - sub , at the flooded cave where five members of a youth football team remained trapped. “Just returned from Cave 3,” Musk said .

American space entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted that he was in Thailand on Tuesday with a prototype mini - sub , at the flooded cave where five members of a youth football team remained trapped. " Mini - sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids' soccer team.

After garnering headlines with initial ideas of installing a giant air tube inside the cave complex and using his firm's penetrating radar to dig holes to reach the boys, Musk offered his idea for the mini-sub.

He called it "basically a tiny, kid-size submarine using the liquid oxygen transfer tube of (a) Falcon rocket as hull."

Musk said it was light enough to be carried by two divers, robust, and small enough to get through narrow gaps.

The person inside need not swim or know how to use oxygen bottles.

He posted video of divers escorting the pod during testing in a Los Angeles swimming pool.

Last week, Musk said he was sending teams to Thailand from his private space exploration firm, SpaceX, and engineering firm, Boring Co. which is developing tunneling systems for transport projects.

While offering the mini-submarine as a potential savior, Musk used the opportunity to promote space exploration. He is also co-founder of the Tesla electric car company.

The Thai soccer team ventured into the Tham Luang cave complex after practice and became trapped by rising waters more than a fortnight ago.

Tech VC slams Elon Musk as 'thin-skinned and short-tempered' .
Tesla's stock took a beating Monday on the heels of a quickly-deleted tweet from Musk attacking a Thai rescue diver."Your behavior is fueling an unhelpful perception of your leadership – thin-skinned and short-tempered," Loup Ventures' Munster wrote in an open letter to the TeslaTSLA and SpaceX CEO.

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