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Watch the Results of the YouTube Space Lab

YouTube and Lenovo paired up to beckon students from around the globe to join a space science experiment competition. The top two individuals or teams that could come up with the best experiment to perform aboard the International Space Station would would receive some groovy prizes. The results are in and you can watch the competition video.

Eighteen year old Amr Mohamed came up with the idea of observing spiders catch prey in zero gravity to answer the question “Can you teach an old spider new tricks?” Being of age, Amr was able to immediately engage in cosmonaut training in Star City, Russia as part of the prize.

The other winner was a team of two 16 year olds, Dorthy Chen and Sara Ma. They were curious to understand how bacterial growth worked in zero gravity. Being under 18 they opted in for the Japanese rocket launch experience for their grand prize.

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The live broadcast featuring the experiments was hosted by the one and only Bill Nye The Science Guy — check out the video here.

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One Response to Watch the Results of the YouTube Space Lab

  1. Brian Burgess September 17, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    It’s awesome to see the new excitement about exploring space going on the past year and emphasized with the new Mars Curiosity landing.

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