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Biosphere 2 Project undertaken by Space Biosphere Ventures, a private ecological research firm funded by Edward P. Bass of Texas. Three of the eight candidates for the Biosphere 2 Project, seen at the top of the Biosphere 'mountain' during construction (before the glass canopy covered it). 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. 1990

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Biosphere 2 Project undertaken by Space Biosphere Ventures, a private ecological research firm funded by Edward P. Bass of Texas.  Three of the eight candidates for the Biosphere 2 Project, seen at the top of the Biosphere 'mountain' during construction (before the glass canopy covered it).  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. 1990