Elon Musk of SpaceX is working on a child submarine to rescue the football team trapped in Thailand.

Elon Musk of SpaceX is working on a child submarine to rescue the football team trapped in Thailand.

Just days after SpaceX and Boring Company engineers traveled to Thailand to help with the rescue of a football team trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex, CEO Elon Musk says they are working on a “small child submarine” built from parts of a Falcon 9 rocket.

Earlier this week, Musk noticed that they were considering a couple of options, from drilling holes in the cave, to building an inflatable tube, to some kind of Kevlar escape pod. Since then, he says that his “main route” is a submarine built from a liquid oxygen transfer tube like a helmet, which would be small enough to fit in the cave, but also light enough to be carried to the children trapped by divers.

The vehicle is “prepared for a small child or adult to minimize free air”, with compartments to add weights to take buoyancy into account. He also noted that the pod has handles on the front and back, as well as tank connectors to hold up to four tanks. Musk explained that the SpaceX team is currently working on the vehicle, and that he anticipates it will be completed in eight hours, before flying to Thailand.

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  1. Put them in space suit,no need for equalizing the airspaces because the suit should automatically adjust the the change in depth pressure,right?

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    Glad to see that my idea has been acted upon , thanks to the world class genius Elon Musk of Tesla; i was the first to think of this, posted it in many places,on youtube,timely,wish they had built six of them,in an OVAL shape,(humans are not round,the shoulders are wider than chest to back),even over in Thailand; ANY equipped machine shop could do it; this being the net, they did not timely act on it, maybe understandably, but to my dismay; by pure luck the weather helped,the Wild Boars are almost all out; only 5 still remain in that damm cave;

    Please do not blame the coach; i am not sure,but i think the kid's mothers ok'd the adventure,because at least ONE (good!) mother did not let her kid go with the group,so i think they all knew about the trip in advance.

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