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OK Go music group teams up with Blue Origin on zero-G space art contest for kids

5 Mar 2019, 18:57 UTC
OK Go music group teams up with Blue Origin on zero-G space art contest for kids
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OK Go’s zero-gravity art contest follows up on a music video that the group performed during a zero-gravity airplane flight. (OK Go Photo)
Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is joining forces with the music-video masters at OK Go to give students a chance to send art experiments into outer space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship.
The “Art in Space” contest follows up on OK Go’s viral “Upside Down & Inside Out” video, which splashed paint all over the interior of an airplane during a zero-gravity parabolic airplane flight.
“Now we want you to try, but in actual space!” the music group says in today’s contest announcement.
Winners won’t be able to get quite as wild and crazy as OK Go did: Their experiments will have to be confined inside a 4-by-4-by-8-inch box that would be packed aboard an upcoming New Shepard test flight in West Texas. They can weigh no more than 1.1 pounds, and explosives are frowned upon.
Despite the limitations, teams will have wide leeway to design a payload that produces art in microgravity. Students aged 11 to 18 are eligible to enter, in groups of three or more with an over-21 mentor ...

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