This girl maybe the first human on Mars
She’s the youngest certified pilot to travel in space. For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race.
The 18-year-old astrobiology student at Florida Tech is the youngest astronaut with a pilot’s license. She is “certified” to go to space and hopes to be a part of the crew that lays down the foundation to colonize the red planet.
Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Carson has always been interested in outer space and exploring other planets, even though the rest of her family wasn’t as captivated.
At 16 years old, Carson became the youngest person to have ever graduated from the Advanced Space Academy, the first person to have completed all of NASA’s seven Space Camps, and received the certification in applied astronautics. This officially makes Carson certified to do a suborbital research flight and venture into space, all before receiving her driver’s permit.
So far, the training Carson has done to prepare for a trip to Mars is with Project PoSSUM, a private citizen science organization which works in developing the Final Frontier Space Suit Design, EVA.
Mars has two asteroid-like moons named Phobos and Deimos. But in the life of the Solar System, Phobos has a pretty short lifetime. In about 30 million to 50 million years, Phobos is going to crash into Mars’ surface or rip apart because the tidal force of the planet will prove too much to resist.