Shipping container prep

On December 8, 2021 we completed the concrete work required to place the shipping containers adjacent to the Test Module. They will serve as the crew quarters for SAM. Today Director of Research at SAM Kai Staats and Colleen Cooley, GSD Specialist removed the two doors from the 20′ shipping container. They then removed the silicone caulk (which remains fully flexible after 30+ years) and backer bead used to form the air-tight seal around the windows. This same system will be used to again seal the steel plate that will replace the two windows, and hold the hatch at the entry point to the Test Module from the 20′ shipping container.

Kai Staats cutting hinge bolts at SAM, Biosphere 2 Colleen Cooley cutting hinge bolts at SAM, Biosphere 2

Cooleen Cooley, Kai Staats removing door from shipping container, SAM at Biosphere 2 Cooleen Cooley, Kai Staats removing door from shipping container, SAM at Biosphere 2