Alyssa Carson

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Alyssa Carson
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Alyssa – June 2015
Born (2001-03-10) March 10, 2001 (age 18)
ResidenceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationBaton Rouge International School

Alyssa Carson (born March 10, 2001) is an American space enthusiast and public speaker.

Biography[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Inspired by Nickelodeon animated TV show The Backyardigans, she decided at age 3 that she wanted to travel to Mars.[1]

Her father Bert Carson enrolled her in United States Space Camp in 2008.[2] She returned to Space Camp several times in the following years and also attended Space Camp in Laval, Quebec and in Izmir, Turkey.[1]

In 2013, Carson was the first person to complete the NASA Passport Program by going to all 14 NASA Visitor Centers in the USA.[3] She is an ambassador for the Mars One private spaceflight project.[4]

In 2014, Carson appeared on Steve Harvey and was honored as their youngest Female Groundbreaker.[5] She has also featured in other media around the world including BBC,[6] CBS,[2] Independent,[7] NBC Nightly News,[8] and Australian Daily Telegraph.[9]

As of October 2016, Carson was the youngest person to be accepted to the Advanced Possum Academy.[10] Carson lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her father.[11] Carson attended Baton Rouge International High School.[12][13] She appeared in the movie "The Mars Generation". Carson walked the red carpet at Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of the movie.[14] She is also the youngest applicant to International Space University.[15]

Public speaking[edit | hide | edit source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Next stop, Mars : Eighth grader Alyssa Carson is a media darling and 12-time Space Camp vet with a big dream". AL.com. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Teen trying to make an out-of-this-world dream a reality". Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  3. "First Person to Complete NASA's Passport Program is Astronaut.com's friend Alyssa Carson". Astronaut. November 26, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
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  5. "Female Groundbreaker: Alyssa". Steve Harvey Show. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  6. 'Mars girl' Alyssa Carson answers BBC audience questions, November 7, 2014, retrieved October 9, 2016
  7. "Alyssa Carson: Could this 13-year-old girl from Louisiana be the first". The Independent. October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "13-Year-Old Girl Plans to Be First Astronaut to Walk on Mars". NBC News. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  9. "Teen may be first person on Mars". Retrieved October 9, 2016.
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  11. Mars mission: Could US girl, 13, be first on red planet?, October 7, 2014, retrieved October 9, 2016
  12. "13 Reasons We Totally Believe This Girl Will Be The First Person On Mars". MTV News. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  13. Smith, Maggie. "NASA's Blueberry". Madison Dodger Online. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
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  18. "IE University students bring together 200 young talents from 65 countries at the international PANGEA meeting". IE University. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
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  20. Alyssa Carson – Teen Astronaut in Training, USA Science & Engineering Festival, September 13, 2015, retrieved October 9, 2016
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  23. MBN Y Forum Session4 Future Show, Alyssa Carson, March 11, 2016, retrieved October 9, 2016
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