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An interview with 17 year old future Mars astronaut Alyssa Carson

By Rishi Sharma


The Pawprint

We all have different ambitions. Some of us want to be doctors, while others want to be painters. In this world driven by human talent, every individual has the potential to contribute to humanity in significant ways. However, there are still many careers that almost never cross the mind of a person seriously thinking about his or her career. At the age of 12, most people know little about what their future ambitions could be. It was at that age when Alyssa Carson decided that she would become an astronaut.

Alyssa is a fearless 17-year-old American who will be a part of the first NASA crew to land on Mars in 2033. This would effectively make her one of the first and possibly the youngest person to step foot on Mars. She has finished her astronaut training with the Project Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere (PoSSUM). Being academically qualified to serve as an astronaut at such a young age, Alyssa is NASA’s best bet to open an astronautical gateway to her generation.

The Pawprint had the opportunity to get in touch with Alyssa. Check out the video above for our Pawdcast!

2 Comments on An interview with 17 year old future Mars astronaut Alyssa Carson

  1. Veer Chandra // April 28, 2019 at 1:12 PM // Reply

    This is so cool. Our science teacher and counselors showed this to us and encouraged us to look beyond the plain old jobs like doctor engineer and all that. Thank you very much for having this interview.

  2. Nabil Alansari // March 3, 2019 at 5:33 PM // Reply

    I love this article!

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