They has sent a space lab, Tiangong 2, into Earth’s orbit to rival the International Space Station, and in doing so became only the third nation to independently get people into space. “The Moon village idea is an open idea, free and open access,” the ESA’s director general Johann-Dietrich Wörner confirmed. The American research could also offer solutions to be used in a such project. Tests involving the Prototype Lunar Greenhouse have at Earth at the University of Arizona in Tucson included determining what plants, seeds or other materials should be taken along to make the system work on the moon. NASA scientists and engineers are developing systems to harness resources such as water that should be available in certain areas of the lunar surface.