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.