6. Biosphere 2: A $200 million failed space colony?

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Biosphere 2 was originally meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and maintain human life in outer space. Its mission was a two-year closure experiment with a crew of eight humans.

Join host Anthony Arno, as he speaks with Deputy Director of Biosphere 2 John Adams about:

  • Earliest memory of a teacher in school
  • Academic background
  • Is there a Biosphere I
  • Biosphere II
    • Size comparison
    • Funding
    • Biomes included
    • Filling the ocean biome with sea water
    • Easiest and Hardest biomes to maintain
  • The Biosphere Lung Engineering Marvel
  • Biosphere Challenges
    • A failed experiment?
    • Mental and Physical limitations
  • Selection process for Biospherians
    • Where are the biospherians today?
  • Additional Biosphere missions
  • LEO (Landscape Evolutionary Observatory) research project
  • Educational programs for students in Grades K – 12
  • Biosphere accommodations for overnighters
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Columbia University involvement with Biosphere 2
  • Feedback from locals on Biosphere 2

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