Das Scheitern der bemannten Raumfahrt

Dealing with cabin fever: Jan Jelinek’s radio piece/play Das Scheitern der bemannten Raumfahrt (The failure of manned spaceflight) from 2014 is as stream and download available again here. The radio piece retells the failure of the first Biosphere 2 mission in Arizona in 1991.

Jane Poynter: The Human Experiment, two years and twenty minutes inside Biosphere 2, 2006

Especially from a sociological perspective, the mission was a debacle: Isolated from the outside world, the team of eight Biospherians split into two rival camps during their stay. The radio piece is bilingual (german, english).

Jan Jelinek: Das Scheitern der bemannten Raumfahrt, 2014 (excerpt)