Second Act For Biosphere 2

By Michael Winerip, New York Times
June 10, 2013

In the fall of 1991, eight men and women marched into a glass and steel complex that covered three acres in the Arizona desert and was known as Biosphere 2. Their mission: to test whether they could be self-sustaining in this sealed-off environment, with hope that the model would someday be replicated to colonize outer space. They wore “Star Trek”-style jump suits, which, depending on your view of the grand experiment, either made them look very scientific or like inmates at the county jail. More …

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