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13-Year-Old Girl in Training to Be the First Person on Mars, NASA Thinks She Could Succeed

Just watch out for those water monsters.

Mark this one down in the win column for women in STEM. Whether or not Alyssa Carson actually achieves her big dream of making history on Mars, her dedication to studies in science and languages, plus her becoming the first person to attend all three of NASA’s world space camps, is inspiring. Don’t take my word for it—NASA spokesman Paul Foreman agrees.

Not impressed yet? Here:

Nothing like a 13-year-old training to go to Mars to make you feel like maybe you could’ve done more with your life than hone your pop culture references.

(via BBC News, featured image via NASA)

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