Engineers from Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and tunnel construction company Boring Co. are headed to Thailand tomorrow, according to Musk.

Posted on July 6, 2018, at 3:35 p.m. ET



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On Friday, billionaire Elon Musk tweeted that engineers from two companies he founded — SpaceX and the Boring Company — were heading to Thailand to aid in the rescue efforts of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave.

The 12 teen boys and their coach were found alive Monday in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system in Northern Thailand, but rescue efforts have been thwarted by the region’s monsoon season, and it could take months to retrieve the group.

A Boring Co. spokesperson confirmed the trip in an emailed statement: “Some SpaceX and Boring Company engineers are on the way now and more are leaving for Thailand in the next 24 hours. We are in active conversations with the Thai government and people on the ground to determine how we can best assist their efforts.” The spokesperson did not specify the number of engineers headed to Thailand.

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