In 2015 NASA released the lunar design engineering challenge to schools inspiring students to create solutions to problems facing astronauts. One problem facing NASA is transporting materials from earth to shuttles and planets. A solution proposed was that aquaponics can provide a reusable system that would not only feed people but clean water that can be used for growing plants. The system created would have to be able to withstand environments in space as well as being able to work in space shuttles. One system that stood out the most in this competition was a system created by Atlantic County Institute of Technology.