A little dose of reality today...
Most self-respecting starships in science fiction stories use antimatter as fuel for a good reason – it’s the most potent fuel known. While tons of chemical fuel are needed to propel a human mission to Mars, just tens of milligrams of antimatter will do (a milligram is about one-thousandth the weight of a piece of the original M&M candy).
However, in reality this power comes with a price. Some antimatter reactions produce blasts of high energy gamma rays. Gamma rays are like X-rays on steroids. They penetrate matter and break apart molecules in cells, so they are not healthy to be around. High-energy gamma rays can also make the engines radioactive by fragmenting atoms of the engine material. Read the rest of the article RIGHT HERE!
NASA x-43A Hypersonic Experimental Vehicle concept
NASA x-43B concept
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Scott has been crazy busy on his book BLAST which will drop around March of 2012. It will feature art from Scott as well as Danny Gardner ...
It is super hard for me to believe that Mobeius is gone. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud passed away at the age of 73 on March 10, 2012. I remembe...
Donald's image portfolio on CGHub. Concept vehicle. Keywords: science fiction sci-fi concept futuristic helicopter gunship design...
Join us for THRUST. A spaceship design competition. Concept Ships will resume shortly. Thanks for your support everyone!!!
Concept art from Last Days on Mars directed by our friend Ruairi Robinson. Keywords: spaceship mars lander concept art f...
Atomic powered aircraft carrying aircraft concept by Alex Brady. Keywords: soviet fold wing ocean landing floating flying air...
Concept art for STAR WARS land. Keywords: star wars land disney theme park 14 fourteen acre addition to disneyland and disneyworld ...
STAR WARS art by our friend Adam Burch. Check out his A-Wing model. Keywords: star wars concept art a-wing model with spearhead transp...
Babylon 5 art by our friend Adam Burch. Babylon 5 Starfury Concepts based on drawings by Steve Burg. Keywords: babylon 5 star fury...
STAR WARS ship art by Tysen Johnson. Keywords: star wars film digital spaceship art by tysen johnson hd high definition digital ...
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