Elon Musk Sends The Boring Co. And SpaceX Engineers To Help Trapped Thai Boys
In what is definitely a cause for relief for the families of the youth soccer team in Thailand who have been trapped in a cave, United States businessman Elon Musk has scrambled together a team of engineers from his The Boring Company and SpaceX and is sending them to the site.
It’s been around two weeks since the twelve boys and their coach have been trapped inside the cave due to a flash flood. While the local authorities and the government successfully managed to contact the boys, they fear that it may take months for them to rescue them due to the rising water levels. Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL diver died on July 6 as he ran out of oxygen during a rescue attempt.
“SpaceX & Boring Co engineers headed to Thailand tomorrow to see if we can be helpful to govt. There are probably many complexities that are hard to appreciate without being there in person,” Musk wrote on Twitter.
SpaceX & Boring Co engineers headed to Thailand tomorrow to see if we can be helpful to govt. There are probably many complexities that are hard to appreciate without being there in person.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 6, 2018
“Once we confirm what exactly will be helpful to send or do, we will. We are getting feedback and guidance from the people on the ground in Chiang Rai to determine the best way for us to assist their efforts,” a spokesperson for The Boring Co. told The Verge.
“Some good feedback from cave experts in Thailand. Iterating with them on an escape pod design that might be safe enough to try. Also building an inflatable tube with airlocks. Less likely to work, given tricky contours, but great if it does,” Musk added on Twitter.