How many of you think that your experiment has what it takes to be conducted 250 miles above the earth for the world to see! Well, space is more exciting and accessible for us here more than ever before. YouTube Space Lab with Lenovo, in cooperation with Space Adventures, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is a new galactic channel on YouTube that will lift off from your laptop, taking you to interesting and awesome videos from around the world... and beyond.
And to make it easier for you to be a part of this exciting project, YouTube Space Lab team will be visiting more than 10,000 Schools across India inviting entries from those who dare to dream big. Check out for more details on your School notice board or watch out for YouTube team as it visits your School.
YouTube Space Lab is an open competition inviting 14 - 18 year olds to come up with an idea for a science experiment that will be carried out by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), 250 miles into space and live streamed to classrooms and people around the world on YouTube. You don't have to actually do the experiment; you just have to record your self explaining it.
The last date for submitting entries is 7th December 2011. The YouTube community and a panel of distinguished scientists, astronauts and expert judges, including Professor Stephen Hawking, will pick the best ones. If you're crowned global winner, fantastic, the whole world will get to see your idea on YouTube.
We'll also throw in some out-of-this-world prizes for the winners: like ZERO-G flights, Lenovo IdeaPad laptops and your choice of either a trip to Tanegashima Island, Japan, to watch your experiment blast off in a rocket bound for the ISS, or—once you’re 18—a one-of-a-kind astronaut training experience in Star City, Russia, the training center for Russian cosmonauts. For more information on how to enter, including eligibility requirements and experiment guidelines, check out the competition page on the channel or the official rules.
Blast off now and be part of a global experiment where your teacher is an astronaut and your classroom, space!