Friday, 22 Feb 2019

Alyssa Carson, 17 year-old girl which possibly become the first person to set foot on Mars


Alyssa CarsonAlyssa Carson - Departing from her hobby of watching space-themed cartoons, Alyssa Carson, a 17-year-old girl from Louisiana, United States, has the chance to be the first person to set foot on Mars. "Dad, I want to be an astronaut, and one of the people who can go to Mars" said Alyssa which was only 3 years old, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Tuesday, July 10th 2018.

"I also do the same thing as most small children, like wanting to become a teacher or president in the future, but one thing I always plan that I will be an astronaut, go to Mars, return to Earth, then become teacher or president" she said.

It is NASA, the US space agency, which paves the way for Alyssa to become an astronaut. Interestingly, this institution does not officially open vacancies for anyone to become an astronaut before the person turns to 18 years of age.

One plan from NASA which is rumored will be included Alyssa in its mission to send people into the orbit of the Red Planet in 2033. Then, in 2039. They will be carried out missions, such as food cultivation, science experiments, and search for signs of life.

For that, Alyssa also undergoes various activities related to the US space agency, one of them by being the first to visit the third NASA Space Camp when she was only 12 years old.

In addition, she also became the first person capable of completing the NASA Passport Program by visiting all 14 NASA Visitor Centers, with all of them in Uncle Sam's Country. Then, a number of exercises were run to be able to become an astronaut to meet NASA standards.

In her training program, she learned a lot about microgravity and effects on the body when it loses oxygen. Alyssa also participated in various simulation missions, ranging from building rockets, robots, to directing teams incorporated in the training.


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