What did Biosphere 2 teach us?
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Likewise, what was the purpose of Biosphere 2?
Biosphere 2 was originally meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and maintain human life in outer space. It was designed to explore the web of interactions within life systems in a structure with different areas based on various biological biomes.
Also, why was Biosphere 2 a failure? Obviously, Biosphere II was not self-sustaining if outside oxygen had to be added in order for the crew to survive. As it turned out, the problem had more to do with carbon dioxide than with oxygen. Biosphere II's soil, especially in the rain forest and savanna areas, is unusually rich in organic material.
Similarly, you may ask, what have we learned from Biosphere 2?
Biosphere 2 is a three-acre materially closed ecological system that supported eight crewmembers with food, air and water in a sunlight driven bioregenerative system for two years. It was designed for research applicable to environmental management on Earth and the development of human life support for space.
Was the Biosphere 2 experiment a success?
Biosphere 2 Not Such a Bust. "In our view, Biosphere 2 was a tremendous success," said Bill Dempster, the project's engineering systems director and designer of the sphere's remarkable lungs. "Many people don't realize that hundreds of papers were written about it."