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 #1966  by Ann
 28 Oct 2016 17:37
Wander wrote:I don't agree, we live in a bubble btw.
I don't. :grin: I don't approve of the closed eco system torture chambers. I can cite many scientific references, but life is too short, so we can agree to diagree.
Ann :grin:
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 #1967  by opae ula related
 28 Oct 2016 18:08
odin wrote:Yup i read about NASA, when i was a young-en i was bought one of these biospheres and it had a big NASA sticker on it advertising that this setup went into space! It was by a company called Beachworld, I think they are still around today.
I tried googling and searching the Nasa site but couldn't find any articles.
 #1968  by odin
 28 Oct 2016 18:13
opae ula related wrote:
odin wrote:Yup i read about NASA, when i was a young-en i was bought one of these biospheres and it had a big NASA sticker on it advertising that this setup went into space! It was by a company called Beachworld, I think they are still around today.
I tried googling and searching the Nasa site but couldn't find any articles.
I will take a look but these guys have a NASA thing on their site: http://www.theartofscience.eu/en/index.htm

LOL @ prices too! http://www.theartofscience.eu/en/beachworld.htm
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 #1970  by odin
 28 Oct 2016 18:21
Beachworld Limited Edition: Perfect replica of the ecosystem that flew with the Space Shuttle STS-107

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LE Diameter 10 cm, Height 27 cm
 #1971  by Wander
 28 Oct 2016 18:24
I am not sure about it... It says "our ecosystems are officially RECOGNIZED by Nasa" so does that means that Nasa recognizes they are trying to make something self sustaining?
If it doesn't have the same macro algae it will have a bigger chance at succeeding but i still see a lot of the same flaws so i don't really know.. :upset2:
 #1972  by odin
 28 Oct 2016 18:25
see: http://asgsb.indstate.edu/programs/2001/133.html

ASGSB 2001 Annual Meeting Abstracts
[133]

AUTONOMOUS BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM SPACEFLIGHT RESULTS AND APPLICATIONS. J. E. Poynter, T. K. MacCallum and G. A. Anderson, Paragon Space Development Corporation, Tucson, Arizona.

--- Materially-closed, passively controlled, aquatic life support systems containing vascular plants, invertebrate animals, algae and microbes were tested in four space flight experiments with ground controls. Modifications to the system are under development for the support of developing embryo and fry of the Japanese Medaka Fish, Oryzias latipes, scheduled for launch in May 2002 on STS-107. Termed Autonomous Biological Systems (ABS), the 0.9 liter systems were completely isolated from spacecraft life support systems and cabin atmosphere contaminants, and needed minimal intervention from astronauts. The first experiment, aboard the Space Shuttle in 1996 for 10 days, was the first time that aquatic angiosperms were successfully grown in space. The second and third experiments aboard the Mir space station had 4-month durations, in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and were the first time that higher organisms (Daphnia pulex) completed their life cycles in space. The fourth experiment was launched to the International Space Station on February 26, 2001, and is ongoing at time of writing, more than four months after launch. ABS units from the Shuttle and Mir experiments contained the macrophytes Ceratophyllum demersum, Lemna minor and Wolffia sp, and the invertebrate species Hyallela azteca (amphipod), Daphnia pulex, cyclopoid copapods, ostracods, Physa sp. (snail), and planaria, and returned with all species. The system on ISS contains Halocaridina rubra (shrimp), H. azteca, D. pulex, copepods, ostracods, Helisoma planorbis (snail), chlorophyta and nitrifying bacteria. The ABS are the first completely bioregenerative, closed ecological life support systems to thrive in space, demonstrating their efficacy for research in space biology and gravitational ecology, while utilizing minimal valuable resources such as power and crew time.
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 #1975  by opae ula related
 28 Oct 2016 18:30
odin wrote:see: http://asgsb.indstate.edu/programs/2001/133.html

ASGSB 2001 Annual Meeting Abstracts
[133]

AUTONOMOUS BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM SPACEFLIGHT RESULTS AND APPLICATIONS. J. E. Poynter, T. K. MacCallum and G. A. Anderson, Paragon Space Development Corporation, Tucson, Arizona.

--- Materially-closed, passively controlled, aquatic life support systems containing vascular plants, invertebrate animals, algae and microbes were tested in four space flight experiments with ground controls. Modifications to the system are under development for the support of developing embryo and fry of the Japanese Medaka Fish, Oryzias latipes, scheduled for launch in May 2002 on STS-107. Termed Autonomous Biological Systems (ABS), the 0.9 liter systems were completely isolated from spacecraft life support systems and cabin atmosphere contaminants, and needed minimal intervention from astronauts. The first experiment, aboard the Space Shuttle in 1996 for 10 days, was the first time that aquatic angiosperms were successfully grown in space. The second and third experiments aboard the Mir space station had 4-month durations, in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and were the first time that higher organisms (Daphnia pulex) completed their life cycles in space. The fourth experiment was launched to the International Space Station on February 26, 2001, and is ongoing at time of writing, more than four months after launch. ABS units from the Shuttle and Mir experiments contained the macrophytes Ceratophyllum demersum, Lemna minor and Wolffia sp, and the invertebrate species Hyallela azteca (amphipod), Daphnia pulex, cyclopoid copapods, ostracods, Physa sp. (snail), and planaria, and returned with all species. The system on ISS contains Halocaridina rubra (shrimp), H. azteca, D. pulex, copepods, ostracods, Helisoma planorbis (snail), chlorophyta and nitrifying bacteria. The ABS are the first completely bioregenerative, closed ecological life support systems to thrive in space, demonstrating their efficacy for research in space biology and gravitational ecology, while utilizing minimal valuable resources such as power and crew time.

Nice find!