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:
Great time yesterday at 4-H camp in Alexandria. Spoke to 400 kids & hopefully encouraged them to live their dream. pic.twitter.com/NvXO8SHJEo
— Alyssa Carson (@NASABlueberry1) July 9, 2014
Charlie Bolden NASA Administrator pic.twitter.com/rRJSVYKeJU
— Alyssa Carson (@NASABlueberry1) September 12, 2014
Space Camp Hall of Fame dinner pic.twitter.com/fnsrCLgXZd
— Alyssa Carson (@NASABlueberry1) August 8, 2014
— Alyssa Carson (@NASABlueberry1) July 11, 2014
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.
- You could at least send your name to Mars
- NASA is considering using existing technology to put Mars crews in stasis
- Elon Musk thinks we need to put 1 million people on Mars for humanity’s future
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