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06/03/1994 Life in Biosphere 2


Inside Biosphere 2: The World's Largest Earth Science Experiment


Biosphere 2: Our World


Biosphere 2: An American Space Odyssey | Retro Report | The New York Times


Biosphere 2 Short Documentary

A group of seven people started to live in Biosphere 2, a glass self-contained ecosystem. It was built in the desert outside of Oracle, Arizona. It was meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and maintain human life in outer space. Biosphere 2 still remains the largest closed system ever created.
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    • Essentials 

    • Planning and construction 

    • Location 

    • Engineering 

    • First mission 

    • Group dynamics: psychology, conflict, and cooperation 

    • Second mission 

    • Science 

    • Columbia University 

    • Acquisition by University of Arizona 

    • Current research 

    • Trivia