What is Spaceship Earth Made Of?

Spaceship Earth, or as many around the world like to call it, the big golf ball, is no doubt an iconic part of not only Epcot, but Walt Disney World as a whole. What is Spaceship Earth made of? It’s made of a material called Alucobond, and today I’m going to talk about what it is and where it came from.

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Additional Sources

The Paducah Sun
“Edwards puts future in the doghouse” (Feb 3 1983)
“Bonding on a new job” (Sep 15 2002)
“Benton plant is able to make architect’s dream come true” (Jan 17 1982)
“Benton firm with uncommon product honored” (Jan 10 1983)
“Alucobond’s parent corporation reorganizes” (Nov 16 1986)

Florida Today
“Spaceship Earth casts futuristic awe” (Aug 9 1982)

Tampa Bay Times
“Manatee firm made ‘skin’ for Epcot’s geosphere” (Jan 4 1983)

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