|YouTube Space Lab Sends Teenagers' Ideas Into Space!|YouTube Space Lab winners go on a zero gravity flight, Washington, DC.
YouTube, in collaboration with Lenovo computers, held a worldwide competition for kids ages 14 to 18 to submit experiments regarding their most burning questions that can only be completed in space. An 18-year old boy from Egypt and two 16-year old girls from the United States were selected as the winners. YouTube flew the students to Washington, DC, along with six regional winners, for a four-day conference in which they were provided opportunities to meet astronaut Sunita L. Williams and several Congressmen, simulate microgravity on a zero gravity flight, tour the capitol, and attend an awards ceremony in their honor. Winning experiments were held in space this summer on a Japanese rocket.
Though this tour did not involve music, Classical Movements was excited to work with Google on this new project aimed at inspiring the study of science. Classical Movements worked with Google previously to arrange the 2009 and 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestras held at New York City's Carnegie Hall and Australia's Sydney Opera House.