Finally the names of the winners of YouTube Space Lab competition have been declared. The YouTube Space Lab is a science competition that is conducted by NASA to challenge the students to design a science experiment that could be performed in space.
The competition is classified in to the two age categories : one for 14-16 year old students and second for 17-18 year old students. As there have been thousands of entries all around the world the selection of the winners is not so easy. The winners are decided by votes and by the professional and expert judges. There were many experiments submitted by the thousands of participants but finally the experiment submitted by Dorothy and Sara from Troy, Mich., U.S. (in 14-16 year old age group) and Amr from Alexandria, Egypt (in 17-18 year old age group) has been accepted.
Meet Amr from Alexandria, Egypt
Global Winner, 17-18 year old age group
Watch his entry : Can you teach an old spider new tricks?
Meet Dorothy and Sara from Troy, Mich., U.S.
Global Winners, 14-16 year old age group
Watch their entry : Could alien superbugs cure disease on Earth?
The winning experiments will be performed in space by famous NASA astronaut Sunita Williams later in this year and the live broadcast will be made available in YouTube.
Apart from this the winners are free to choose between one of the two awesome space adventures :
- A trip to Japan to watch their experiment blast off in a rocket bound for the ISS, or
- once they’re 18 years old, a week-long astronaut course in Star City, Russia, the training center for Russian cosmonauts.