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Coming to a universe near you: YouTube Space Lab

Can plants survive beyond Earth? Can proteins welcomed in space reveal the mysteries of life? Science experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS) could unlock the answers and then we're offering you a chance to question the questions.

Currently, we’re launching YouTube Space Lab with Lenovo, in cooperation with Space Adventures, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), plus the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Space Lab is a new galactic channel on YouTube that will lift aloof from your laptop, taking someone to interesting and awesome videos from around the world... and beyond.

Interested students are invited to generate an concept for a science experiment that could be conducted in space and upload a youtube video explaining it to YouTube by December 7, 2011. The YouTube community and a panel of distinguished scientists, astronauts and professional judges, including Professor Stephen Hawking, will choose the very best ones. But if your video is selected, it will be exercised aboard the ISS and live streamed on YouTube towards the globe in 2012.

We'll also toss in some out-of-this-world prizes to the winners: like ZERO-G flights, Lenovo IdeaPad laptops and your option of regardless of whether escape to Tanegashima Island, Japan, to look at your experiment blast off in the rocket bound for that ISS, or-once you are 18-a one-of-a-kind astronaut training expertise in Star City, Russia, the training center for Russian cosmonauts. For far more details on tips on how to enter, which includes eligibility specifications and experiment guidelines, check out the opposition page over the channel or even the official rules.

All future astronauts and space enthusiasts can find inspiration in the space related content material on YouTube.com/SpaceLab. Space Lab is just 1 of quite a few educational channels offered under YouTube.com/EDU. Educators can also visit YouTube.com/Teachers to learn tips on how to far better incorporate video on the classroom. We're creating a YouTube for Schools pilot targeted at generating YouTube accessible in more schools. If you would like to remain notified when it's prepared, enroll here.

Blast off now and turn into portion on the global experiment where your teacher is definitely an astronaut along with your classroom, space!

Zahaan Bharmal, YouTube Space Lab lead, lately watched "Android in Space - Nexus S on Space Shuttle Atlantis."
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