Elon tweeted out evidence that the dive rescue team co-leader did want the mini-sub option.
BBC News previously indicated that the rescue chief indicated that the SpaceX rescue mini-sub was not practical. Elon Musk indicated that person was a former Thai provincial governor and not the rescue chief.
The former Thai provincial governor was inaccurately described as “rescue chief” was not the subject matter expert. The expert was Dick Stanton, who co-led the dive rescue team.
Dick Stanton indicated that the Thai rescue team was worried about the smallest boy.
Elon Musk had his best engineering teams at SpaceX and Boring Company working on the mini-sub.
The former Thai provincial governor (described inaccurately as “rescue chief”) is not the subject matter expert. That would be Dick Stanton, who co-led the dive rescue team. This is our direct correspondence: pic.twitter.com/dmC9l3jiZR
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2018
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