YouTube is increasingly important outside the world of cat videos and people injuring themselves, and today they'll be streaming live from space.
YouTube had a call out to the youth of our planet to create an experiment that could be performed on the International Space Station (ISS). Thousands of teams entered, posting video of their experiments on YouTube. From the entries, six were chosen from various regions of Earth and then those six were narrowed down to two experiments.
In a partnership with NASA, JAXA, and the ESA as well as Space Industries and Lenovo the experiments were sent to the space station. They were launched on a Japanese rocket and transported to the ISS where they will be will be carried out TODAY.
Tune into the YouTube channel above for live video from the International Space Station at 10:50 am EST. via YouTube Space Lab