Alyssa Carson is an American space enthusiast and undergraduate student who was born in born March 10, 2001, in America. She is well known for attending numerous space camps and visiting NASA visitor centers across nine states with her father Bert Carson.
Date of Birth: March 10, 2001
Age : 20 (as 2021)
Birthplace: Hammond, Louisiana, US
Education: Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Institute of Technology
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From her childhood, since she was a little girl, Alyssa Carson has had her heart set on the stars. She told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an astronaut, and be one of the people that go to Mars” at only 3 years old. He had no idea that this seemingly offhand statement would actually become the birth of a meaningful lifelong endeavor. At just 19 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 graduate Advanced Space Academy, and multiple Sally Ride Camps. In 2012 and 2013, she furthered her education at Space Camp Turkey and Space Camp Canada, becoming the first person to attend all three NASA Space Camps in the world. Alyssa is also the first to complete the NASA Passport program, visiting all 14 NASA Visitor’s Centers stretching across 9 states.
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. This is how she became an astronaut.