Footage shared on Musk's Twitter account shows a group testing the device in a Los Angeles high school swimming pool. Some farmers also flooded their fields with water so that some water could be pumped out of the cave. "There are probably many complexities that are hard to appreciate without being there in person", said Musk in his tweet, necessitating the trip. "Prob need to enter tube, zip up & then transit". The team went on a short hike but a monsoon trapped them with few options for getting out.
With so much at stake, Elon Musk's team of SpaceX and Boring Company engineers appear to be the most well-suited individuals to tackle and remedy the situation of the flooded cave in Thailand, and it is hoped that the rescue mission will be successful. Rescuers have been working on a variety of plans, including teaching the boys to scuba dive. Time is of the essence since more flooding rains are expected over the weekend, and oxygen in the caves may be running low.
Mr Musk's tunnelling start-up Boring could potentially make available its massive drills or excavation expertise, but such an approach could be too risky for this mission. James Yenbamroong, founder and chief executive of Thai satellite communications business Mu Space Corp, said that SpaceX, Mr Musk's aerospace and transportation business, had "reached out to us today to help connect to Thai govt".
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Rescuing them all could take two to four days and depended on the weather, an army commander involved in the mission said . According to the Associated Press , Thai officials said the healthiest boys have been taken out of the cave first.
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Will this solution work?
Speaking to reporters on Friday, the governor of the Chiang Rai region, where the cave is situated, said the boys had enough strength to walk but could not swim to safety. Mr Musk initially explored whether The Boring Company, which he founded in 2016, could help rescue efforts using its "advanced ground penetrating radar". Don't know if pump rate is limited by electric power or pumps are too smal.
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