A talented young scientist has won the chance to have an experiment she designed tested in space.
19-year-old Ioana Ciuca wants to learn more about how metals react in low gravity environments, and so her project will be strapped onto a rocket and launched from Sweden next March.
The young scientist now has a busy year ahead of her at Durham University preparing for the launch.
Watch the full report from Helen Pearson below.
Space shuttle pictures courtesy of NASA.