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Elon Musk reveals email thread explaining why he built a mini-submarine to help save trapped Thai soccer team

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press
Elon Musk shared his July 8 email correspondence with British diver Richard Stanton on Twitter.
He told the diver that his team was developing a kid-size submarine and asked if it would be of use in the mission to rescue the Thai boys soccer team from a flooded cave in northern Thailand.
Stanton told Musk to continue production on the sub, and that it "may well be used" if the rain continued.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk shared an email correspondence he had with a British diver who took part in the Thai boy soccer team rescue mission, revealing that he...
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The Thai boys were in the dark for so long that they had to wear protective sunglasses once they got out of the cave

The Thai boys were in the dark for so long that they had to wear protective sunglasses once they got out of the cave

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Thai Navy SEALs/Facebook
Rescuers have successfully evacuated 12 boys and their soccer coach after they were trapped for weeks in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand.
The boys are now in hospital quarantine, with doctors taking extra precautions to ensure their safe recovery - which includes wearing protective sunglasses.
A Thai health official said the sunglasses were a temporary measure for the beginning stages of them adjusting to being out of the darkness of the cave.
The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescuers saved from a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand had not seen...
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Coach helped trapped Thai boys survive inside flooded cave - by teaching them Buddhist meditation

Coach helped trapped Thai boys survive inside flooded cave - by teaching them Buddhist meditation

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Ekapol Chanthawong was a Buddhist monk before he became the soccer coach for the Wild Boars team.
The 25-year-0ld coach helped keep his team calm through mindful meditation during the 18 days they were trapped in an underground cave.
Experts believe Chanthawong's training was crucial in helping the boys conserve their energy and manage anxiety.
Ekapol Chanthawong was just 12 years old when he began learning the skill he'd eventually use to keep a dozen young boys aged 11-16 calm in an underground cave for over two weeks: mindful meditation.
The mother of one of the boys told the Associated...
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Is Elon Musk Serious?

Is Elon Musk Serious?

8 monthes ago   |   By Jalopnik

A kid-sized submarine arrived in northern Thailand, just a few hours before the final four members of a youth soccer team and their coach were rescued from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex. Elon Musk, whose minions had built the sub out of SpaceX rocket materials for the sole purpose of moving the trapped boys to...
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This diagram shows exactly how the Thai soccer team were rescued from the caves

This diagram shows exactly how the Thai soccer team were rescued from the caves

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Royal Thai Navy via AP
It has not been easy extracting the twelve boys and their soccer coach from the flooded underground cave complex in northern Thailand.
Each person had to be tethered to two divers and follow a 3-mile-long rope guiding them back to the cave's entrance, part of it while submerged with a full face-mask.
All twelve boys and their soccer coach have been successfully rescued from a Thai cave complex after an 18-day ordeal that gripped the world.
Because the team was trapped in an underground tunnel, 2.5 miles from the mouth of the cave, getting them out was an ordeal: The...
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Elon Musk celebrates completed rescue mission of Thai boys soccer team from flooded cave

Elon Musk celebrates completed rescue mission of Thai boys soccer team from flooded cave

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Joe Skipper/Reuters
Elon Musk said it was "great news" that the soccer team that has been trapped in caves in Thailand had been rescued on Tuesday.
His tweet comes after he posted photos from inside the Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai.
Musk had previously said he wanted to help with the rescue mission in any way he could.
The Thai boys soccer team and their coach spent more than two weeks in the cave before being rescued.
Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk applauded the rescue of a Thai boys soccer team and their coach after they were saved from a flooded cave in northern...
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