Space contest for 14-18 year-olds - nearly $200,000 to spend. Answered
If you are aged 14-18, and interested in satellite technology, there is a competition for you - design an experiment to be flown on a real satellite.
Entries chosen will get a budget of Â£100,000 for development of their project.
http://www.sstl.co.uk/ (this site also has job vacancies for working on designing, building and testing satellites)
Don't forget to make an Instructable of your entry (and winning projects?).