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This 17-year-old girl is all set to become among the first batch of humans on Mars

The teenager is currently training with NASA to become part of the first human mission to Mars in the year 2033

The Hush Post: Alyssa Carson, a 17-year-old girl from Louisiana, is all set to become among the first batch of humans on Mars.

This teenager is currently training with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to become part of the first human mission to Mars in the year 2033, a report said.

Not everyone can dream of space travel, this teenager astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson going to make it a reality. Since her early childhood, Carson has had her “heart set on the stars”. When she was only 3 years old, Carson told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an astronaut, and be one of the people that go to Mars.” Staying true to her word, she’s currently undergoing rigorous training with NASA in order to become part of the first human mission to Mars in the year 2033, the report said.

Besides her long list of accomplishments, Alyssa Carson is the youngest person ever to graduate Advanced Space Academy. She’s also the first in the world to have completed all three NASA Space Camps (United States, Canada, and Turkey). Furthermore, she’s the first and only person to complete the NASA Passport Program, having visited all 14 of NASA’s visitor centres located across nine U.S. states, it was reported.

In January 2013, Alyssa Carson was invited to join NASA TV’s MER 10 panel in Washington DC to discuss future missions to Mars. She was later chosen as one of seven ambassadors for Mars One, a mission to establish the first human settlement on the red planet in 2033. In October 2016, Carson graduated the Advanced Possum Academy, making her the youngest person ever to be officially certified to go to outer-space, the report said.

It is not a surprise that Alyssa Carson has still managed to make time for a traditional education. She’s currently taking all of her school subjects in four languages (English, Chinese, French, and Spanish). “The biggest [challenge] is time and getting everything done at such a young age while also still attending high school. Continuing to train at a young age will also be further difficulties for me but I have done great with it so far,” Alyssa Carson was quoted as saying in the report.

Alyssa Carson is also a public speaker in her extra-curricular activities. Alyssa Carson aims to encourage other young people to also pursue their life goals, saying, “Always follow your dream and don’t let anyone take it from you.”

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