18 year old pilot wants to go to Mars

With the New Year upon us, plenty of people have big goals and resolutions to consider. But, none may be bigger than those of 18-year-old Alyssa Carson, who is committed to taking a trip to Mars.

Ever since she was nine, Alyssa has dreamed of being an astronaut. And since then, she’s already gotten her pilot’s license -- and is studying astrobiology at Florida Institute of Technology.

With her pilot’s license in hand, Alyssa is “certified” to go to space and will spend the coming year -- and many after that -- working to be a part of a crew that one day, hopefully, colonize the red planet.


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