Alyssa Carson — How This 15 Year Old Plans to Colonize Mars
At only 15 years old, she is already the first person to attend all three NASA Space Camps in the world, including Space Camp Turkey and Space Camp Canada. She’s also the first and only person so far to complete the NASA Passport program, visiting all 14 NASA Visitor's Centers stretching across 9 states.
In January 2013, NASA invited her to be on the MER 10 panel in Washington DC to discuss future missions to Mars live on NASA TV and she was later selected as one of 7 ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2025.
Alyssa has spoken at TEDx in Greece and at the 2015 X-STEM Symposium, inspiring students from around the world to pursue their dreams. She’s also been featured on countless media outlets including CBS, BBC, FOX, CNN, NPR, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post and Good Morning America.
"Always follow your dream and don't let anyone take it from you." — Alyssa Carson