YouTube and Lenovo in cooperation with Space Adventures, NASA, ESA and JAXA, has announced a worldwide competition for teenager students. They are challenging students to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. The two winning experiments will be carried out by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and live streamed on YouTube.
For inviting entries from Indian students, YouTube Space Lab team will be visiting more than 10,000 Schools across India. You can also call them to have a visit in your school by registering on their website.
How to participate in YouTube Space Lab?
Students in two age categories, 14-16 years old and 17-18 years old can participate for this. For participation, students may submit a short two-minute video about your experiment. You don't have to actually do the experiment; you just have to record your self explaining it. It may be an explanation on a blackboard or the demonstration of a mock-up in the classroom. You may either participate alone or in a group of up to three.
The last date for submitting entries is December 7, 2011. Videos can be submitted on site YouTube.com/SpaceLab
About Winners and Prizes
In first round 60 finalists will be announced. Among them, there will be six winners from each region and then, two global winners will be chosen from them.
Regional winners will receive a trip to Washington DC, a Zero-G flight, and a Lenovo ThinkPad. In addition to these, global winners will have two options. Either you may go for a trip to Tanegashima Island, Japan, to watch your experiment or once you're 18, you may go for an astronaut training experience in Star City, Russia.
For official rules and guidelines, visit Space Lab official website.