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Now my town has "skin in the game" with the trapped Thai kids.
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 07, 2018 03:30PM
Just catching up with facebook this morning (once a month, whether it needs it or not... usually not...).

I discovered that a local inflatable boat manufacturer has rushed and made 13 "Special Rescue Sleds". Someone (with poor taste) described them as "sealable body bags with an air tank".

The company, Wing Inflatables, of Arcata, CA, posted that they are working with SpaceX to get them to Thailand.

Someone else posted pictures of the SpaceX chartered Gulfstream G650ER at our airport, with the "rescue sleds" being loaded aboard.

Apparently, the Gulfstream was headed to Reno after Arcata to take on some Engineers from either SpaceX or The Boring Company, and some Tesla PowerWall power packs.

Whether any of this gets used or not, I don't know.... but better it all get there NOW, and they'll decide if it's needed, than to stick digits in orifices and wait too long in case it IS needed.

Thanks to Wing Inflatables, SpaceX, The Boring Company, and Tesla (And, Elon Musk, since he made the latter three happen).



Paul F.
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Re: Now my town has "skin in the game" with the trapped Thai kids.
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 07, 2018 04:07PM
Interesting.

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Re: Now my town has "skin in the game" with the trapped Thai kids.
Posted by: artie67
Date: July 08, 2018 01:40AM
Paul, found this late 11:40 CA time on RefDesk.
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