Elsa Shiju Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Elsa Shiju  

Aspiring Astronaut, Space Enthusiast & Speaker

Elsa Shiju (born November 04, 2008), is an American Space Enthusiast with the goal of training as an astronaut and being selected for future human spaceflight to Mars. Ever since she was a little girl, Shiju has had her heart set on the stars.

At just 13 years old, Shiju’s list of accomplishments include witnessing 3 Space Shuttle launches, attending Space Camp 4 times, Space Academy, Robotics Academy, Cosmosphere Camp, National Flight Academy and VA Space Flight Academy including obtaining her Open Water and Advanced Scuba Certification. In 2017, she was featured in the Mars Generation documentary and self-published a book (Do You Want to Be an Astronaut - 2021) about her goal of becoming an astronaut. In addition she delivers motivational speeches to help young dreamers reach for the stars.

More than anything, Shiju is driven by an insatiable desire to live life to the fullest; to break through the ceiling of possibility and make a positive and lasting impact on the world.

Speech Topics

I am the Mars Generation: From a Childhood Dream to The First Person On Mars

Space Exploration, Human Exploration on Mars, STEM

Related Speakers View all

More like Elsa