Interplanetary Society

Antimatter The Ultimate Fuel

Medusa Nuclear Propulsion

Perhaps because of television's Star Trek series, everyone has heard of antimatter. Unlike fission and fusion, which convert less than 1 of the reactant mass to energy, all of the mass of a matter antimatter reaction is converted into energy. The matter antimatter reaction violates no physical laws, and the technology of antimatter production and storage is making great strides. The only obstacle to the construction of large antimatter fuelled rockets capable of approaching the speed of light...