Space Lab challenges youth: create an experiment to be conducted in space

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Do you have a great idea for a science experiment and would like to see it conducted live on YouTube by scientists on board the International Space Station? Well, here’s your chance to showcase that Filipino ingenuity that we are well-known for.

Google, in tandem with Lenovo, has officially launched YouTube Space Lab in cooperation with Space Adventures, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Space Lab is essentially a place where you can view videos and further your knowledge and interest about space. Right now, they are launching a worldwide competition that “challenges 14-18 year-old students to design a science experiment that can be performed in space”. The judging panel will consist of respected individuals in the fields of science and education, and will even include the legendary Stephen Hawking.

Additionally, two international winners will be able to choose a prize between ‘a trip to Tanegashima Island, Japan, to watch their experiment blast off in a rocket bound for the ISS, or once they are 18 years old, a one-of-a-kind astronaut training experience in Star City, Russia, the training center for Russian cosmonauts”.

To view the complete mechanics, as well as the FAQs, view the link below:

Space Lab Resources