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BIOSPHERE 2 - UNITED STATES


A private organization built an experiment a few miles north of Tuscon (Arizona). The structure is an "earth-like" system to sustain life and constructs in a size small enough to be put into space. In 1990, Universal Wallboard completed the unique internal habitat structure. This is a three story metal framed free-standing structure which is completely independent of the outer structural skin. Biosphere2 begins with eight persons . Today it is a place for scientists, students and engineers to learn how the biological diversity of the planet's ecosystems sustain life.

Links:
Biosphere2
Biospherics
Columbia University