Elon Musk has taken to the Thailand mini-submarine to rescue schoolchildren
TASS, July 10. American entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that the mini-submarine, assembled from parts of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX, ready to use in a rescue operation on liberating of locked from the partially submerged caves of Khao Luang and children have already been delivered to Thailand.
About this he wrote on his Twitter page on Tuesday, accompanied by the entry photographs of the tests of the submarine in one of the caves.
Musk was personally present at the time of testing of the submarine. Tests of the device, which the inventor proposed to use for the salvation of schoolchildren in Thailand, began on Sunday.
Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & Wild Boar named after a kids’ soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/EHNh8ydaTT
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2018.
“Just returned from the cave number 3. Mini-submarine prepared, if needed. It consists of the parts of the rocket and is called “wild boar Forest” in honor of the football team. Leave it here in case you need it in the future. Thailand is so beautiful,” wrote the entrepreneur.
As previously reported by Musk, as the housing rescue tool pipe is used for pumping liquid oxygen from the Falcon 9. The small size of the submarine allows it to penetrate through the narrow passages of the cave. According to the engineer, the mini-submarine is light enough, it was accompanied by two divers.
Check out Elon Musk”s mini-sub built to rescue Thailand kids https://t.co/bsozeok3Co
— Fast Company (@FastCompany) on 9 July 2018.
On Monday, rescuers in Thailand have completed the second stage of evacuation of 13 people, which for more than two weeks ago were trapped in the cave Khao Luang. At a press conference the head of the operation, the former Governor of Chiang Rai province Narongsak Osathanon inside are five people — four students on the football team and their coach.