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YouTube SpaceLab winners to watch their experiments live from space on 13 Septemberreplay on 14 September - 40 min production between London and Space.
11 September 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
Winners of the YouTube Spacelab competition will get to see their experiments in space on 13 September. The YouTube live stream (HD) will connect the Station to YouTube’s London studio on Thursday, 13 September beginning at 14:50 GMT with a live link to astronaut Sunita Williams on ISS 1510-1530GMT. It will be hosted by famous TV moderator Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’
The event will include the two global winners, Amr Mohamed from Alexandria, Egypt, and Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma, from Michigan in the USA.
The spider experiment of 18-year-old Amr was the final EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) winner. In May, Amr presented his experiment to ESA astronauts, European students and media at ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany
ESA astronaut Frank De Winne will participate in the event. De Winne, Head of the European Astronaut Centre, acted as one of Europe’s jurors of the international student competition.
The HD TV quality replay file of the entire event will be available as of Friday, 14 September at www.youtube.com/spacelab
Background: YouTube SpaceLab science competition/programme:
On 29 August, NASA, YouTube, ESA and Lenovo announced the culmination of the YouTube SpaceLab competition. YouTube SpaceLab, launched in October 2011 with partners including NASA, ESA, CSA, Japan’s JAXA and Space Adventures, is a worldwide science competition that challenged 14–18-year-olds to design science experiments for space.
The world will now see the winning experiments that have been performed by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.
The 40-minute programme will begin with host Bill Nye interviewing the global winners and special guests such as Frank De Winne via Google+ Hangout. The event features the story of SpaceLab told through videos since its launch last year. Then, NASA’s Mission Control will connect the UK-based TV studio to the Station for a conversation with Sunita Williams about the winning experiments.