If you’re a student between the ages of 14-18, you are eligible to enter a new contest announced this week, called Space Lab. The competition, sponsored by YouTube and Lenovo, gives students the opportunity to submit a science experiment that will be conducted at the International Space Station and streamed live to Earth via YouTube. Additionally, the winner will have the choice of watching live as his experiment launches into space from Japan or waiting until she turns 18 and receiving cosmonaut training in Star City, Russia.
Entries can be submitted as a team or as an individual and must be submitted in video format, with a running time of less than 2 minutes. The YouTube community and a distinguished panel of judges, including Professor Stephen Hawking, will help to select the overall winner. But don’t delay – all entries must be received by December 7. So put on your thinking cap, fire up your video camera, and come up with a great experiment. Who knows? Maybe a GeekDad reader could win this awesome contest!