Horizon is Queen Mary's Grammar School's near space programme. Founded in 2012, the project provides our School and its pupils with an incredibly enriching and memorable experience. Horizon also aims to raise the profile of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics within QMGS and the wider community. Using high-altitude balloons, we fly our probes far beyond the breathable atmosphere of the troposphere and out into the blackness of the stratosphere.
High altitude virtual reality with a mix of scientific experiments. This year's launch will have a wealth of different aspects; most notably the aim to autonomously conduct scientific experiments at nearly 40,000m, and hoping to capture 360° virtual reality footage of the Earth from space.
I have a great interest in the field of computer science and hope to pursue a career in it. I feel this project will help me broaden my horizons.
Confidence and co-operation, I joined horizon because I have a passion for reaching new heights.
Spread the word. Horizon is a great opportunity to inform the local community on not just our project but to promote STEM subjects. I am a confident speaker and my love for physics could see me deployed anywhere across the team. I'm basically the team utility man! I hope to go on and study physics at Manchester.
I joined Horizon to expand my knowledge of high altitude ballooning in a fun and enriching way. The skills practiced throughout this project will boost the way I think in preparation for higher education.
Aliens and the flat Earth. I joined Horizon because it is fun to see things fall from the stratosphere. Publicity is the largest part of Project Horizon 2017-18.
Confidence and hard work. I enjoy Project Horizon to expand my knowledge and skills in engineering and electronics. I am fascinated by astronomy and weather patterns and in addition to this I want to build my communicative skills.
Communication is vital. Horizon requires total communication with the payload at all times in order to determine its location. I intend to help with engineering and project promotion, as I hope to make the most of this opportunity.
Leadership, hard-work and achievement. I joined Horizon because I wanted a new challenge and wanted to do something extra-ordinary. I can expand my skills and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.