Vote: Which Science Experiment Do You Want To See Performed In The YouTube Space Lab?

Back in October YouTube asked students, ages 14 to 18, to submit videos with ideas for science experiments for the YouTube Space Lab. They explained that the winning experiments would be performed and live streamed…from space! Which student’s experiment would you like to see performed live from 250 miles above earth?

Back in October YouTube asked students, ages 14 to 18, to submit videos with ideas for science experiments for the YouTube Space Lab.  They explained that the winning experiments would be performed and live streamed…from space!  Now the submissions have been narrowed down to 60 finalists and you are invited to vote.  Which student’s experiment would you like to see performed live from 250 miles above earth?

The YouTube Space Lab contest received 2,000 submissions from 80 countries.  YouTube Space Lab lead, Zahaan Bharmal, writes on the YouTube blog, “Expert scientists helped us check and rank all of the entries, and today we are very proud to announce the sixty finalists.  All of their submissions can now be viewed on the YouTube.com/SpaceLab Channel, and from January 17-24, you can vote for the ones you want to win.”  They need to narrow the finalists further by selecting six regional winners and, ultimately, two global winners that will have their experiments performed in space.

So what do these kids win?  Six regional winners will win a trip to Washington, DC, including a ZERO-G flight and a Lenovo IdeaPAd U300s Ultrabook.  Two global winners will have their experiment carried out on the International Space Station and streamed live from space on YouTube, the opportunity to watch the rocket with their experiment blast off in Japan or the opportunity to wait until they are 18 to take cosmonaut training in Russia, in addition to the Lenovo and the trip to DC.

Visit the YouTube Space Lab Channel to start voting.  You can flip through the video submissions and click the big ‘Vote’ button on your favorites.  May the best experiments win!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.