Wannabe space explorers get ‘Ticket to Mars’ from Queen Mary College

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 September 2011 | UPDATED: 14:33 03 September 2011

Winning crew creating 'Ticket to Mars' for young wannabe space explorers

Winning crew creating 'Ticket to Mars' for young wannabe space explorers

QM College

Young winners of a science contest are creating a magazine for teenage wannabe space explorers.

The magazine, Ticket to Mars, is being officially launched like a rocket at the Houses of Parliament later this year.

They scooped the Cosmic Futures competition run by the Mile End’s Queen Mary, University of London with the UK Space Agency, winning the chance to learn how to produce a magazine of their own.

Science enthusiasts under 18 were invited to create a poster or write why Britain is at the forefront of Space science.

The seven winners, Natalie Hogg, Alice Ardis, Andrew Wood, Kathryn Smith, Keiran Hashimi, Becky Hayward and Elizabeth Phillip, explored the Science Museum and met Bridget, a robot designed to explore Mars.

They then went on to Queen Mary to work on the magazine with graphic designers.

They are spending the next two weeks writing articles, collecting images and editing Ticket to Mars, which goes out to schools across the country from October.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser