While all the teenagers are busy making stories, TikTok videos, and keeping the best to maintain their Snapchat streaks, Alyssa Carson, a 19-year-old girl is to become the first human to walk on Mars. WOW!
Carson is also the youngest-ever person to graduate from the Advanced Space Academy at just 16. Moreover, in 2014 she was the first person to complete the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Passport Program by attending each of its 14 visitor centers across nine different states.
Not only that but she is the only person to have attended every single space camp available, which includes those held in Canada and Turkey.
With such an array of achievements, the organizers got prompted to invite her onto the panel at the MER (Mars Exploration Rover) event. It took place at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Going to Mars has been Carson’s dream since she was 3 years old and watched an episode of “The Backyardigans” about astronauts going to Mars. In addition to this, she was 12, she was invited to speak at NASA about her interest in the red planet.
And now, this 19-year-old girl, Carson is part of a group of young astronauts and hopeful space explorers that have the common goal of becoming the first crew to land on and walk upon the surface of the red planet aka Mars.
Carson will be fulfilling her dreams soon enough
As kids, all of us have dreamed of becoming an astronaut and stepping onto Moon or Mars, at some point in our lives. But obviously, only a fortunate few get to actually walk on the path that leads to space. And this teenage girl is all set to make her dream come true and create history.
The 19-year-old is giving major inspirational goals to people from almost all generations. Stories of someone achieving so much at such a young age is something we do not get to hear about everyday!
Here are four quick tips by Carson for all the aspiring astronauts:
Currently, Carson and her peers are preparing to mount an effort to get onto NASA’s radar. Moreover, they hope to be chosen to form the team that looks to resumes space exploration once the coronavirus pandemic is behind us.
Needless to say, NASA is a dream place for every Science enthusiast. A few years back, a woman made our nation proud by becoming the first Pakistani female scientist at NASA!
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