This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Biosphere 2 crew member with historic biospheres

Biosphere 2 crew member with historic biospheres

C039/0068

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

PETER MENZEL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER MENZEL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions:

Editorial use only.

Caption

Biosphere 2 crew member Mark Nelson with historic glass biospheres. Biosphere 2 was a privately funded experiment, designed to investigate the way in which humans interact with a small self-sufficient ecological environment, and to look at possibilities for future planetary colonization. The US$30 million Biosphere covers 2.5 acres near Tucson, Arizona, and was entirely self-contained. The eight ‘Biospherians’ shared their air- and water-tight world with 3,800 species of plant and animal life. The project had problems with oxygen levels and food supply, and has been criticized over its scientific validity. Photographed in 1990.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not available.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}