With NASA’s mission to send Humans on the Red Planet ‘Mars‘ going in full swing, the first human is already under training. She is not a professional astronaut but a 17-year-old girl from Louisiana.
Alyssa Carson world’s youngest astronaut would be the ‘first human’ walking on Mars. Sending of Carson to the Red Planet is a part of NASA’s mission to build a colony there by 2033. The young girl had a dream of becoming an ‘Astronaut’ right from the age of 3 years.
Carson is currently undergoing training for the mission. Her training includes simulations and underwater training. She would officially apply as an astronaut with NASA once she turns 18 years old. Since NASA doesn’t accept applicants younger than 18, she has done most of her training in a citizen science program called Project Possum.
“I did the same thing as other kids, like switching my mind about careers, wanting to be a teacher or the president one day. But the way I always thought about it was I would become an astronaut, go to Mars, come back, and then be a teacher or the president”, said Carson.