Monday, 14 November 2011

YouTube Space Lab is a global competition that challenges 14-18 year old students to design a science experiment that can be performed in space by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
 Space Lab is a unique partnership between YouTube, Lenovo, and Space Adventures in cooperation with NASA, ESA, JAXA, and other space agencies and institutions around the world to inspire and educate a new generation of students about science and space exploration.
The winning experiments will be sent 250 miles into space and conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS), making this the universe’s largest science lesson streamed live for the world to see via YouTube in the summer of 2012.
The top 2 winning global teams will have to choice to receive an amazing custom astronaut training experience in Russia, giving them the chance to be the youngest person ever to receive spaceflight training, when they turn 18, or they can take a trip to Japan to watch their experiment blast off into space.
The 6 winning regional teams will be invited to the winners’ event in Washington, DC, USA, awarded a Lenovo IdeaPad, and taken on a ZERO-G flight to experience the wonder of weightlessness.
A prestigious panel of scientists, astronauts, and educators—including Professor Stephen Hawking—will judge the entries with input from the YouTube community.
To Participate
you'll have to create a video no longer than two-minutes, upload it to YouTube, and submit it on the YouTube Space Lab channel. Your video should be an explanation of your idea for an experiment - you don't have to actually do the experiment but, if you want, you can have drawings or diagrams or prototypes that help you explain it and show how it works. We want you to get creative! This bit is important: there are special guidelines you need to take into account when designing a space experiment, whether it's a physical or biological experiment,
Eligibility
You need to be 14 to 18 years old on the day you submit your entry to the channel. At the time of submission, 13 year olds and 19 year olds are not eligible to enter the competition.  as an individual or in a team with one or two friends who are 14 to 18 years old. Three is the maximum number of people who can be in a team.

Deadline
Entry submission from October 4th to December 7th, 2011.
Upto three different experimentsa video can be submitted by a team.

Visit http://www.youtube.com/spacelab for details
  

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