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.
Resistors, capicitors and switches. I have a passion for engineering, especially in the field of aerospace.
Programming is key. The role of a programmer extends to all aspects of Horizon from flight computer design to web design. Having created this website, I now plan to raise bar with the introduction of virtual reality into Project Horizon.
Confidence and leadership. Horizon is a fun and enriching experience which will allow me to expand my range of skills and use them in a practical way. The things I learn here will no doubt help me in later life as I go to university.
Knowledge and passion. Horizon is not only enjoyable, but would also provide me with experience relevant to the field in which my future ambitions and ideal career path lie.
Balloons, switches and social media. I enjoy using Project Horizon to expand my knowledge around astrophysics and aerospace engineering, whilst promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths within QMGS and the wider community.
Lights, camera, action. The project is exclusive to the school and will enable me amongst the few others to have an experience that many others will not achieve.
Radios, signals and tech I have a passion for engineering, especially in the field of aerospace, therefore I felt that joining Horizon would be not only enjoyable, but would also provide me with experience relevant to the field in which my future ambitions and ideal career path lie.
Tech, tech, tech. I think the opportunity to capture footage of the stratosphere is really cool. Furthermore, the concept of space intrigues me - a vast expanse. I believe being part of the project will help me develop my life skills also.
Keep calm and arduino. I am very enthusiastic about space and engineering and as a result Horizon is the perfect opportunity to put me into difficult situations and to help develop me as a person.