Space Lab challenge: International Space Station experiments

YouTube and Lenovo, in cooperation with Space Adventures and global space agencies today announced YouTube Space Lab, a worldwide initiative that challenges 14-18 year-old students to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. The two winning experiments will be conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and live streamed on YouTube.

Students in two age categories, 14-16 years old and 17-18 years old, either alone or in groups of up to three, may submit a YouTube video describing their experiment to The deadline is Dec. 7, 2011.

Six regional finalists will gather in Washington, D.C., in March 2012 to experience a ZERO-G flight and receive other prizes. From them, two global winners, one from each age group, will be announced and later have their experiments performed 250 miles above Earth and live streamed on YouTube.

Every video must explain the following:

  • Experimental Question
  • Hypothesis
  • Methods
  • Expected results

Entrants may submit up to three experiments in one of two scientific disciplines -- either biological or physical sciences. Visit for more information.