Full Report: Durham student's science space experiment

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.