Yesterday Mary and I went to visit her friend Sandy who lives near the Biosphere 2. Sandy drove us there where we enjoyed a 2.5 hour visit which included a 1+ hour guided tour of this unique place.
I asked our tour guide…”If this is Biosphere 2, where is Biosphere 1?” The answer…”The earth itself..the planet on which we live!”
Some general facts…
* located on 3.14 acres,
* 91 feet at its highest point,
* 6,500 windows and 7,200,000 cubic feet of sealed glass,
* sealed from the earth below by a 500-ton welded stainless steel liner,
* 34.5 acre campus,
* 300,000 square feet of administrative offices, classrooms, labs, conference center and residential housing.
Here’s a link to 12 photos I took…
Here’s a link to the Biosphere 2 website…
Finally, here’s a Wikipedia information link…
All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
For more information about my three books, click this link: