• 23/03/2012
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Space Lab Winners to Send their Experiments into Space (+video)

Two winning science experiments chosen from thousands of student entries to be sent into space.

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ENGINEERINGNET.EU -- The experiments on insect behaviour and bacteria will be performed on the International Space Station and streamed to the world, live.

The international Space Lab Competition was organized by YouTube, Lenovo and Space Adventures, together with ESA, NASA and the Japanese space agency.

The winners in the 14 to 16 year-old category are Dorothy and Sara from Detroit. Their experiment will send a bacterium into space to see if weightless conditions alter its effectiveness as a fungicide.

In the 17 to 18 year-old category, Amr from Egypt was chosen based on his proposal to study how the Zebra spider will adapt to life on the Space Station.

A panel of prestigious scientists, astronauts and teachers, including Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, judged the entries with input from the YouTube community.

Two prizes have been selected for the winners to choose from. They can choose to go to Japan to watch their experiment lift off or, if they are patient, the winners can choose a one-of-a-kind astronaut training experience.

In addition to these awards, regional winners from Europe, the Middle East and Africa are invited to ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany on 16 May 2012 to discuss their experiments directly with ESA astronauts.

To make the visit even more memorable, ESA astronaut André Kuipers will call from the International Space Station for an exclusive talk with the finalists.

(picture: ESA)