Ever wondered what it might be like to walk on Mars?
Ever contemplated doing it? Well this girl has done exactly that. She has dreamt of Mars and decided to make it her career to walk it one day.
Meet Alyssa Carson the 19 year old set to be the first female astronaut to walk Mars.
At just 18 years old, Alyssa’s list of accomplishments include witnessing 3 Space Shuttle launches, attending Space Camp 7 times, Space Academy 3 times, Robotics Academy once, youngest to graduated Advanced Space Academy, and multiple Sally Ride Camps.
This officially makes Carson certified to do a suborbital research flight and venture into space, all before receiving her driver’s permit.
We spoke to Alyssa about everything from what her astronaut call sign Nasablueberry means to what it's like attending college as an astronaut with over 300K instagram followers and growing!
In January 2013, NASA invited her to be on the MER 10 panel in Washington DC to discuss future missions to Mars live on NASA TV. She was later selected as one of seven ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2030. In October of 2016 Alyssa was the youngest to be accepted and graduate the Advanced Possum Academy, officially making her certified to go to space and an astronaut trainee.
More than anything, Alyssa is driven by an insatiable desire to live life to the fullest; to break through the ceiling of possibility and make a positive and lasting impact on the world.
Check out her profile on LinkedIn for the most up to date accomplishments