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Alyssa Carson            

Youngest Ever Astronaut in Training; Space Travel Enthusiast

Alyssa Carson, also known by the call sign Blueberry, is an American student with the goal of training as an astronaut and being selected for future human spaceflight to Mars. She was inspired at age 3 by the Nickelodeon series "The Backyardigans" and went on to attend U.S. Space Camp in 2008. She has also attended other space camps in Laval, Quebec and in Izmir, Turkey.

In 2013, she was recognized by NASA as the first to visit all 14 NASA Visitor Centers in the United States and sat on the NASA Mer 10 panel at age 12 discussing future missions to Mars in the 2030s. In 2019 she enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology studying Astrobiology and has also previously attended International Institute for Astronautical Sciences enrolling in Possum Academy at age 15.

Carson received her applied Astronautics certification at age 17, certifying her to do research missions in suborbital space. She is also known for "The Mars Generation" (2017), "Pickler & Ben" (2018), "Steve Harvey" (2014), "El hormiguero" (2017) as some of the shows and movies she has been in.

In 2022 Carson was selected as only 5 Influencers/Ambassadors in the world (only one in US) to work with NATO. Carson was also selected to work with the UN as Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 young change-makers whose leadership is catalyzing the achievement of the Goals. Carson is a member of the The Explorers club as the youngest full member accepted.

Carson has her rocket license, Advance scuba certification (with full face), Pilot license, skydiving class A license, and a certified Aquanaut.


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Alyssa Carson has had her sights set on being the first astronaut to step foot on Mars since she was three years old .
17-year-old Alyssa Carson could be first human on Mars | Big Think
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