Regional winners named in student Space Lab competition - more information

YouTube Space Lab

In 2011, YouTube invited young scientists in two age categories, 14- to 16-years old and 17- to 18-years old, either alone or in groups of up to three, to submit a YouTube video describing their experiment to YouTube.com/SpaceLab.

The Space Lab channel itself, which serves as a launch pad for discovering the best space and science videos on YouTube, has received more than 50 million combined video views worldwide throughout the course of the competition.

Over 150 000 YouTube users worldwide helped determine the six regional winners by voting for their favourite experiment.

The YouTube community cast votes alongside the prestigious panel of judges, including renowned scientist Prof. Stephen Hawking, NASA's Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier, NASA's Associate Administrator of Education and former astronaut Leland Melvin, ESA's Head of ISS Utilisation and Astronaut Support Martin Zell, ESA astronauts Frank De Winne, Samantha Cristoforetti and Timothy Peake, JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté.

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Bernhard von Weyhe
ESA Communications
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Javier Ventura
ESA Communications Spain
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Nigel Savage
ESA Head of ISS Education
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Peter Foley
Rubenstein Communications
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Anna Richardson
YouTube
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Kristy Fair
Lenovo
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Email: krisfair@lenovo.com

Last update: 22 February 2012

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