This is an extra part for my free documentary Antimatter: The Future is Now. How long did it take scientists to develop nuclear? That sure got a lot of attention and it did not take long to start poisoning our planet! Upon annihilation with matter, antimatter offers the highest energy density of any material currently found on Earth. Nuclear reactors are radioactive even after their fuel is used up. A positron spacecraft would release a flash of gamma-rays if it exploded, but the gamma rays would be gone in an instant. There would be no radioactive particles to drift on the wind. The flash would also be confined to a relatively small area. The danger zone would be about a kilometer (about a half-mile) around the spacecraft. An ordinary large chemically-powered rocket has a danger zone of about the same size, due to the big fireball that would result from its explosion. Safety First!
Born out of a small research program in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. It resulted in the creation of multiple production and research sites that operated in secret.
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Antimatter factories in space, utilizing natural particle accelerators in space could allow for cheap production of antimatter for more efficient space travel. ESA’s Cluster mission has shown that something similar to the ‘staging’ process used at CERN is happening above our heads in the natural particle accelerators of space. Particle accelerators on earth use a lot of energy thats why antimatter production on earth right now is expensive.
With enough research more advanced antimatter spacecraft could be built to go faster. Look at everything that has happened on this planet so far. The Antimatter spacecraft shown in this video is Old Technology.
The Antimatter Space Propulsion website at Penn State University was last modified on February 27, 2001
Eugene Podkletnov’s research has been closely followed by NASA
Dr. Eugene Podkletnov — Full Length Uncut Fixed (2004)
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