A 17-year-old teen is reportedly training for her first space travel as an astronaut for the Mars expedition. Alyssa Carson, a teenager from Lousiana has her dreams focused since the age of 3 to become an astronaut. She reportedly asked her father at this tender age to visit Mars and whether anyone from Earth has even been to Mars or not. As a response, her father told her that people have been to the moon but not to the Mars. He added that visiting Mars might be possible by her’ generation scientists and astronauts.
Alyssa has been preparing and collecting all the information and knowledge about Mars and how to explore it. Now the young girl is undergoing tough training with NASA to become a part of the first human expedition to Mars that will be executed by the end of 2033. Among all of the accomplishments she has pursued at this young age, Alyssa has been awarded as the youngest person to graduate from the Advanced Space Academy ever. She has also been named as the first person to have completed all the three NASA Space Camps conducted at the United States, Canada, and Turkey.
She is the only person in the world to complete the NASA Passport Program at such a young age when she doesn’t even have a driver’s license. NASA Passport Program is given to the one who visits all the 14 of NASA’s visitor centers located in nine U.S states. She is also the brand ambassador of Mars One, which is a mission to establish the first human settlement on Mars by 2033.
Alyssa graduated from the Advanced Possum Academy in October 2016 that made her the youngest person to be certified to travel outer space officially. Other than the space studies and training, Alyssa is also undergoing her traditional education where she is learning four different languages namely English, Chinese, Spanish, and French. She is also a motivational public speaker and encourages teenagers to dream big and try to fulfill those dreams.