8 Scientists Were Sealed In This Lab For 2 Years – But The Wild Experiment Went Horribly Wrong

HISTORY |

It’s September 26, 1991, and eight intrepid volunteers are about to access a futuristic, sealed biosphere. One of the four men and four women was Jane Poynter, and she has a dramatic entry line. As she crosses the threshold of the $150 million complex she proclaims, “The future is here!” She and her colleagues are about to spend 24 months straight in this self-sustaining environment. It will be a two-year stint that brings its own unpredictable trials and tribulations.

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