Living in a bubble

Lewin, R.
April 1992
New Scientist;4/4/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1815, p12
Discusses Biosphere 2, billed as the model for human colonies in space. Four men and four women began two-year stint within ecological bubble in Arizona desert in September 1991; Space Biospheres Ventures accused of misrepresentation and cheating; Long scientific interest in closed ecological systems; Criticism of use of machinery to assist natural carbon dioxide recycling; More.


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