I recently discovered a TED Talk by Jane Poytner, 62MileClub Face of Space, Paragon Space Development Co-Foudner former Biosphere 2 participant. The Biosphere 2 project captivated me when I first heard about it in the late 80’s. It was basically an enormous terrarium that was sealed with people, plants, animals. The first mission did not quite go as planned which is explained in the video below, but it could give us a better idea on how humans might survive and hopefully thrive on future long term off world exploration.
lesson I learned from this video,
- ” Small stuff counts”
- If we have difficulty connecting with where we are in the Biosphere 1 (i.e. the Earth), take a deep breath.
- Jane Poytner’s company Paragon Space Development
- Biosphere 2 official site
- Wikipedia entry for Biosphere 2