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Name of Image: Artist's concept of Antimatter propulsion system
MIX #: 9906272
NIX #: 9906272 MSFC-9906272
Date of Image: 1999-10-21
Category: Research Technology
 

Full Description: This is an artist's rendition of an antimatter propulsion system. Matter - antimatter arnihilation offers the highest possible physical energy density of any known reaction substance. It is about 10 billion times more powerful than that of chemical engergy such as hydrogen and oxygen combustion. Antimatter would be the perfect rocket fuel, but the problem is that the basic component of antimatter, antiprotons, doesn't exist in nature and has to manufactured. The process of antimatter development is on-going and making some strides, but production of this as a propulsion system is far into the future.
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Keywords: Space Transportation, Research Technology, Antimatter propulsion research
MSFC Negative Number: 9906272
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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