The mission would take “about 8 hours” to construct, Musk added, or lower than half the 17 hours it might take to fly it to Thailand.
It’s not sure that the Thai authorities is dedicated to utilizing the mini sub, and there is nonetheless loads of threat in navigating between rocks and different hazards. Not that officers might produce other choices. Some of the youngsters do not know find out how to swim, and people who did would nonetheless face a deadly journey. And with heavy rain coming within the days forward, the workforce may not have the choice of ready it out. The submarine can be comparatively secure, even when it did not get rigorous testing earlier than getting into service.
Got extra nice suggestions from Thailand. Primary path is mainly a tiny, kid-size submarine utilizing the liquid oxygen switch tube of Falcon rocket as hull. Light sufficient to be carried by 2 divers, sufficiently small to get by slender gaps. Extremely strong.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 7, 2018