SAM is being built now at Biosphere 2!
Under the leadership of Executive Director at SAM Kai Staats, Director of Research & Development Trent Tresch, and the Deputy Director at Biosphere 2 John Adams, construction was initiated on January 20, 2021. Volunteer teams from the University of Arizona, Portland State University, the Mars Desert Research Station, and Arcosanti have contributed to the development of this unique vessel.
It is anticipated that SAM will be ready to receive its first teams in the final quarter of 2021.
Learn about the construction process through engaging photo essays.