The arrow points to the door.
I entered this massive structure through the airlock door that was similar to those of a submarine and then it really hit home that a group of people lived sealed inside for 2 years from 1991-1993.
From there we walked into the tropical rainforest which contains over 150 different species of plants, some more than 60 feet tall! It was so dense it was almost claustrophobic. It was modeled after the Venezuelan rainforest.
In this area someone was conducting an experiment on how rocks are broken down into soil by lichen, insects, water, wind etc. Samples of each of these rocks…..
…were placed in containers with controlled environments.
From the desert, we went into the technosphere. The technosphere is where mechanical systems make control of the Biosphere 2 environments possible. First we were in the water circulating area.
This extra-large room looked like an air tight room that contained a space craft that was being studied by evil scientists. The top portion was a giant rubber half-globe that moved up and down as the pressure rose and fell within the facility to prevent the Biosphere from exploding or imploding.
We stepped out of the lung into Biosphere 1 (Earth) and you can see below how massive the lung is and that is just one of them. Like us it has 2 lungs.
Here is one of the apartments where the Biospherians lived. The spiral stairs lead up to the sleeping area.
I was so impressed with this complex and encourage anyone in the area to visit. There is much more that I didn't cover in this blog and you might want to check it out on the web for more information. Meanwhile, back to my tiny camper.
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