Elon Musk is trying to make technology available to everyone by whatever means he can. Recently, a news emerged from Thailand that a team of Football player along with their coach was trapped in a cave. 12 local football player along with their coach went on an expedition to explore a cave. But due to the rising flood waters, they were trapped in the cave on 23rd June. Everyone from around the world is trying to give in their suggestions to save the kids and the coach trapped in but, Elon Musk is different. For the past few days, Elon Musk has been trying to save the kids through some means. He was thinking of several ways like drilling holes using his The Boring Company engineers. Or, he was looking forward to making an inflatable tube.
But yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted something different. He said that “Along with my engineers at SpaceX, we are making a tiny kid-sized submarine. It will help save the kids trapped inside the cave. We will use the liquid oxygen transfer tube of the Falcon rocket known as the hull. It is light enough which can be carried out by 2 divers and can be taken through narrow gaps. Hence, it will be extremely robust”.
SpaceX’s New Tiny Submarine
The tiny sized submarine is equipped for fitting a kid or mini adult within it. Since it is light enough it will make it easy for the divers to carry it around. It will have rear handle to maintain the balance for buoyancy. But, one of the major questions is that the help is needed urgently for the people trapped inside. For this, Elon Musk said that the submarine will be built in 8 hours and will be transported to Thailand from California in 17 hours flight. Hence, it will take less than a days time for the submarine to be available for use at the location.
Today, engineers from SpaceX and The Boring Company reached Thailand to inquire about the situation and decide how they can help them. If it will be feasible for them to make the escape pod, they will start the work immediately.
Prior to this, divers are trying to reach the location where the kids have been trapped. It took the diver six hours to reach the location. Unfortunately, one of the divers named Saman Gunan died on Thursday. But, the team is confident that they will be able to retrive the kids one by one. Since the rainy season is going to start, it will become more difficult for the divers to rescue them. The oxygen level is been depleting in there which will cause more problems later on.
With the submarine Elon Musk is trying to build, it will save the players easily one at a time. If SpaceX is able to build them, the reputation of Elon Musk in the tech industry will grow even more. Already, Musk is known as the face of future tech and all this will only add to his growing reputation. Many people have replied to the tweets of Elon Musk sending him best wishes and appreciation. In a few days time, we will know what Elon Musk will do to save the kids.