Modern Day Hero

Caleb Merold and Edited by Valerie Alcala

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In today’s world where there is a lot going on and a lot of tragedy, one person is using their own wealth to make the world a better place. This man is Elon Musk, the owner Tesla and SpaceX. Tesla is a very energy efficient car company, while SpaceX is making leaps in the space game.

Tesla makes electric cars, which is better for the environment than gas. Gas pollutes the air while electricity doesn’t. Also, creating gas requires fossil fuels, which we are quickly running out of, making electric cars a really good alternative. Elon Musk is also the lead designer for Tesla which means a lot of the thought process is credited to him.

SpaceX is a space exploration company that is working on getting to Mars. They expect their latest rocket: The Falcon Heavy to reach Mars in October. These leaps are changing the world  because they could lead to possible colonization on other planets.

Recently in Thailand, a group of boys ended up trapped in a cave. They were down there for 17 days, all while Elon Musk was working on a way to get them out. He worked on a small sub that could take the boys out one by one. The idea would have possibly been great, but it was decided it would not have been practical. Nonetheless, he made an effort to help all the boys down there and even visited the command center where he left the sub.

Elon Musk is truly changing the world and helping make efforts in the space game and on Earth. Even though he’s made some mistakes, he’s still helping to make a better and more advanced world.

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