Alyssa Carson: Journey to Becoming a Future Mars Astronaut

By on Sep 9, 2018 in Interview | 4 comments

Alyssa Carson is one of the most impressive people you’ll meet. She’s 17 years old and has a dream to be a future Mars astronaut. That isn’t even my favorite part. Alyssa has numerous accomplishments already, and the wonderful part about it is that she’s been doing it all publically. It’s one thing to look up to your heroes like Buzz Aldrin, Chris Hadfield, or Sally Ride. It’s another to see a hero’s journey right before your eyes. If you’re interested in learning more about Alyssa you can check out her site here. I have also written a post about her here and here. Quick Bio on Alyssa Carson Inspired at the age of 3 to go to Mars from a Nickelodeon show called the Backyardigans The youngest person to have graduated from the Advanced Space Academy Speaks French, Spanish, and Mandarin Youngest to be accepted and graduate Embry-Riddle’s...

Q&A with Future Mars-walker Astronaut Alyssa Carson

By on Feb 17, 2016 in Interview | 0 comments

Going to Mars will be no easy task. NASA and other private space companies have set goals for 2030 to go to Mars. To become an astronaut they say you need the “right stuff.” Being a Mars astronaut not only gets adults excited but even teenagers such as 14 year old Alyssa Carson. She has dedicated her life to becoming a Mars astronaut and you can tell she’s the real deal (find out what I mean here). I got a chance to ask Alyssa Carson a list of questions around her journey to becoming a Mars astronaut. Here we go! How has your journey to becoming an astronaut going? What things are you looking forward to in 2016? My journey towards becoming an astronaut has been going great. Somethings I am looking forward to in 2016 is doing more scuba trips, as well as starting my pilots license. I am also excited to continue going to camps especially in the summer. What was your...