The First Human On Mars: Who Is 17 Year-Old Alyssa Carson?

Astronaut In Training

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Photo: Alyssa Carson/Instagram

While most of us were making college plans or wondering what to do with the rest of our lives, at 17, Alyssa Carson is an astronaut in training with NASA, making her childhood dream of space travel an exciting reality. Her goal is to be the first person on Mars, aiming for the 2033 first human mission.

Oh, and not to brag, but she could also be the first woman to go to Mars, which is pretty exciting if you ask us! This brings feminism to a whole other dimension. Pun intended.