Speaker

Alyssa Carson

Future first person on Mars

About

NASA

Alyssa Carson, also known by the call sign Blueberry, is an American student with the goal of training as an astronaut and being selected for future human spaceflight to Mars. She was inspired at age 3 by the Nickelodeon series The Backyardigans and went on to attend U.S. Space Camp in 2008. She has also attended other space camps in Laval, Quebec and in Izmir, Turkey. In 2013, she was recognized by NASA as the first to visit all 14 NASA Visitor Centers in the United States and sat on the NASA Mer 10 panel at age 12 discussing future missions to Mars in the 2030s. In 2019 she enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology studying Astrobiology and has also previously attended International Institute for Astronautical Sciences enrolling in Possum Academy at age 15. Alyssa received her applied Astronautics certification at age 17, certifying her to do research missions in suborbital space. Known for The Mars Generation (2017), Pickler & Ben (2018), Steve Harvey (2014), El hormiguero (2017) as some of the shows and movies she has been in. Alyssa has her rocket license, Advance scuba certification, Pilot license, skydiving class A license, and a certified Aquanaut.