Mars One

Alyssa Carson

Alyssa Carson

Since she was three years old, Alyssa wanted to fulfill her dream of being an astronaut. Alyssa is in the 7th grade at Baton Rouge International School, where she studies all her subjects in 4 different languages. On October 9, 2013 she became the first person to complete the NASA Passport Program, going to all 14 NASA Visitor Centers in the US. She has appeared in several tv shows, been written up in numerous newspapers and magazines. Alyssa wants to be one of the first humans on Mars.

About Alyssa

At her young age, Alyssa already has a quite impressive list of accomplishments, including:

  • Attend Space Camp 7 times, Space Academy 3 times and Robotics Academy 1 time
  • Be the first person to complete all the NASA Space Camps in the world, including Space Camp Turkey and Space Camp Canada 
  • Witness 3 Space Shuttle launches
  • Attend Sally Ride Camp at MIT, and three Sally Ride Day camps
  • Speak several foreign languages: Spanish, French, Chinese and some Turkish
  • Deliver motivational speeches to other children

Hello, my name is Alyssa Carson and at the age of 3 I wanted to fulfill my dream of being an astronaut. I hope to be the first or one of the first on Mars. I would love to go to Mars because it is a planet that no one has been before. It’s about the same size as the Earth and there are ice caps at the top and bottom of Mars. That means there is water on Mars. This could possibly be our next Earth. Just think about all the things that are in Space. For example: planets we have never explored, galaxies that we have never heard of, stars that are just babies, black holes that are as wide as the Sun to Pluto multiple times and has the mass of a billion suns, parts of the universe that we have never seen. Just think of all that stuff just floating around. It’s more than you can imagine.