Of course, every child’s dream is to step into space! However, most of the times it remains a fantasy. You would be astonished to read the post below which is about a 17-year old girl who is to enter the space.
So, here is a 17-year old first teenager who is all set to make history in the world. Alyssa Carson the first girl who is scheduled to travel in 2033 on the first manned to the red planet. The 17-year-old from Hammond, Louisiana, USA is the youngest astronaut. She is already in training for the mission, though she can’t officially be a NASA astronaut until she is 18. She does, however, have a codename: Blueberry.
“ I did the same thing as other kids, like switching my mind about careers, wanting to be a teacher or the president one day. But the way I always thought about it was I would become an astronaut, go to mars, come back, and then be a teacher or the president” Alyssa Carson said in an interview.
It all started at the age of three for her, when she watched a Nickelodeon cartoon titled The Backyardigans. It featured an episode named “ Mission to Mars” in which a group of friends of friends goes on an imaginary adventure to the red planet. Since then, Carson`s only mission in life has been an astronaut, as she mentioned in an interviewed.
Alyssa Carson is currently undergoing preliminary astronaut training under NASA`s Polar Orbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere project and other similar programs, which includes zero – gravity training, underwater survival training.
“With the current technology, it will take 6 months to get to Mars. We will stay there for over a year because we have to wait for the planets to align together and then it is a nine-months trip back” she shares her aims in an interview.