Billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, has a method to save the Thai youth soccer team trapped in a cave.
It involves a kid-size submarine.
This is a tube made from SpaceX rocket parts, and Musk has been sharing video of this pod being tested in a pool at a high school in Los Angeles.
Musk, the head of Space X, Tesla, and the tunnel digging boring company, shared details of the plan on Twitter.
And he said the tube is light enough to be carried by two divers, and small enough to get in through narrow gaps in the cave.
This tube has oxygen ports and a cone on the nose to protect it from getting hit with rocks.
Musk tweeted that the pod is built from the liquid oxygen transfer tube of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and in this journey a passenger is laying inside the tube with his arms crossed.
The diameter is very tight, just 12.2 inches.
Once out of the water the team has to unlock the door carefully adjusting the pressure and screwing off multiple bolts.
Eventually the hatch is opened and the man can slide out of the top end.
Now as of this report, the pod is currently on its way to Thailand to help in the rescue efforts, but it may not even be needed.
Officials there have already begun a rescue operation that has divers using oxygen tanks and facemasks to transport boys through the narrow underwater passage.
The team of 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped for two weeks after heavy rains flooded the cave and blocked the exit.
So far several boys have already successfully been rescued.
The journey out of the cave is dangerous.
A former Thai Navy diver died in the caves during a mission to deliver air Change to the group.
As for the Musk submarine tube, he says if the cave rescue does not need it, this container could also be modified for use as an escape pod in space.
I'm Bridget Carey, for more details, head to cnet.com.
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