Boeing has been having some major problems lately and Elon Musk is offering a helping hand.
Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Tweeted that “Maybe already under control, but Tesla & SpaceX are happy to help with the 787 lithium ion batteries.”
Whether he’s serious or not is up to you to decide. The South African native founded SpaceX back in 2002 and helped the company land a $1.6 billion investment from NASA. That money led to the docking of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule with the International Space Station and marked the first time a commercial spacecraft flew a mission to the ISS to deliver supplies.
Investigations into the Dreamliner problems are still ongoing. After a flurry of lithium-ion battery problems and emergency landings in Japan, the Federal Aviation Administration last week ordered all U.S.-based airlines to ground Boeing 787 Dreamliners until it’s proven that the batteries are safe and in compliance. That motion followed a similar move by the Japanese government.
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