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1964 - Spacecraft technicians check the fuel cell in the adapter section of the Gemini VII spacecraft



Fuel Cells

July 10, 1964

World's Fair visitors view two of the energy wonders of tomorrow at the Festival of Gas pavilion. In the foreground is a tiny "fuel cell" which mixes gas and air to produce electricity. Currently being designed for use in space vehicles, the fuel cell may soon be an "electric plant" in your basement. Behind the fuel cell is a gas operated turbine, part of a total energy system. A similar turbine is used to provide heat, cooling (air conditioning), and electricity for the gas industry's pavilion at the Fair.

Original Caption by Science Service
American Gas Association

National Museum of American History


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