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Elon Musk to the rescue ?
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good man; brave man
2018-07-07 19:43:18 UTC
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If anyone can come up with a way to get them out, he is a highly esteemed person & capable to pull it off. Good luck. God speed.
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Elon Musk Team Working On Escape Pod Design To Save Trapped Thai Children


The schoolchildren and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped. (File)
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SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Saturday said a team he had sent for the Thailand cave rescue operations is working closely with experts from the country on an escape capsule design to bring the 12 schoolchildren and their football coach trapped in a partially flooded cave to safety.

"Some good feedback from cave experts in Thailand. Iterating with them on an escape pod design that might be safe enough to try," Mr Musk tweeted on Saturday.

"Also building an inflatable tube with airlocks. Less likely to work, given tricky contours, but great if it does," he added.

The schoolchildren and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped in the Tham Luang cave in Thailand for almost two weeks now. - snip -


https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/thailand-cave-rescue-elon-musk-team-working-on-escape-pod-design-1879525
Bret Cahill
2018-07-07 20:12:18 UTC
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If anyone can come up with a way to get them out, he is a highly esteemed person & capable to pull it off. Good luck. God speed.
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Elon Musk Team Working On Escape Pod Design To Save Trapped Thai Children
The schoolchildren and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped. (File)
SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Saturday said a team he had sent for the Thailand cave rescue operations is working closely with experts from the country on an escape capsule design to bring the 12 schoolchildren and their football coach trapped in a partially flooded cave to safety.
"Some good feedback from cave experts in Thailand. Iterating with them on an escape pod design that might be safe enough to try," Mr Musk tweeted on Saturday.
"Also building an inflatable tube with airlocks. Less likely to work, given tricky contours, but great if it does," he added.
The schoolchildren and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped in the Tham Luang cave in Thailand for almost two weeks now. - snip -
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/thailand-cave-rescue-elon-musk-team-working-on-escape-pod-design-1879525
If they make it out they need to take it easy for a few months to get back up to speed.


Bret Cahill
george152
2018-07-07 20:26:41 UTC
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Post by good man; brave man
If anyone can come up with a way to get them out, he is a highly esteemed person & capable to pull it off. Good luck. God speed.
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Elon Musk Team Working On Escape Pod Design To Save Trapped Thai Children
The schoolchildren and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped. (File)
SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Saturday said a team he had sent for the Thailand cave rescue operations is working closely with experts from the country on an escape capsule design to bring the 12 schoolchildren and their football coach trapped in a partially flooded cave to safety.
"Some good feedback from cave experts in Thailand. Iterating with them on an escape pod design that might be safe enough to try," Mr Musk tweeted on Saturday.
"Also building an inflatable tube with airlocks. Less likely to work, given tricky contours, but great if it does," he added.
The schoolchildren and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped in the Tham Luang cave in Thailand for almost two weeks now. - snip -
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/thailand-cave-rescue-elon-musk-team-working-on-escape-pod-design-1879525
If they make it out they need to take it easy for a few months to get back up to speed.
These are cave siphons.

Very narrow bendy places.
What we call 'squeezes'
A 6 foot tube would never get through.
By now all those kids should be conversant with the gear enough to get
though the first siphons.
It only takes a few hours to get a tyro diver up to certification


The unfortunate diver forgot the basic rule of SCUBA.
You cannot breath water.

Always have a reserve.
Always have a backup.
Never take anything for granted
Check the gear.
Pull the rig apart and check it all again.
Then get your buddy to check your rig while you check his


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