Google owned video sharing platform YouTube has launched a new competition to allow students to see their experiments demonstrated by astronauts in space.
The competition, titled YouTube Space Lab, will allow students aged between 14 to 18 years to submit a 2 minute proposal on YouTube. The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprising of astronauts, NASA scientists and Stephen Hawking. The winners will see their experiment streamed live from space as the astronauts perform it on the space station.
Google has sought the help of Hawking and NASA to discover the scientists of tomorrow and at the same time, promote the resources it providers in the field of education and scientific research.
"As a company committed to the next generation of scientists, YouTube launched Space Lab to allow ordinary students the extraordinary opportunity of having their experiment carried out in space," Google’s head of marketing for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and the man behind Space Lab Zahaan Bharmal said.
"Space Lab is a new galactic channel on YouTube that will lift off from your laptop, taking you to interesting and awesome videos from around the world... and beyond" he wrote in an official Google blog post.