NASA Astronaut to Name Global Winners in YouTube Space Lab Contest

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NASA Astronaut to Name Global Winners in YouTube Space Lab Contest

WASHINGTON — NASA wanderer Suni Williams will announce Thursday a dual winners of a YouTube Space Lab contest, a tellurian scholarship foe that hurdles 14-18 year-old students to pattern a scholarship examination for a International Space Station. The awards rite will be hold during 10 a.m. EDT in a Newseum’s Knight Room during 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. in Washington.

Thousands of people and teams from some-more than 80 countries entered a foe to have their examination flown in space. Williams will perform a dual winning YouTube Space Lab foe experiments 250 miles above Earth during a Expedition 32 and 33 missions on a space hire after this year.

A group of judges, including William Gerstenmaier, associate director for NASA’s Human Exploration Mission Directorate, and Leland Melvin, associate director for NASA’s Office of Education and a former astronaut, comparison 60 finalists. Online voting chose a final six. Gerstenmaier will deliver a finalists in a 17-18 year-old difficulty during a awards ceremony.

Members of a media who wish to attend a rite can RSVP online at:

http://bit.ly/GzGXWx

The 2005 NASA Authorization Act designated a U.S. shred of a space hire as a inhabitant laboratory and destined NASA to rise a devise to “increase a function of a ISS by other Federal entities and a private sector.” As a nation’s newest inhabitant laboratory, a hire serve strengthens relations among NASA, other Federal entities, and private zone leaders in a office of inhabitant priorities for a enrichment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The International Space Station National Laboratory is opening new paths for a scrutiny and mercantile growth of space. As these activities are ramping up, contests like a YouTube Space Lab are critical components of an integrated plan to enthuse a subsequent era of explorers and scientists regulating a orbiting outpost.

For information about a foe and to see a proposals from a 60 finalists, visit:

 

http://www.youtube.com/spacelab

For information about a International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For some-more information about Expedition 32 and 33, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/Expedition32

and

http://go.nasa.gov/Expedition33

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