13-year-old Alyssa Carson is determined to be the first person to land on Mars — and NASA thinks she stands a chance. Paul Foreman, from NASA says, “she is of perfect age to one day become an astronaut, to eventually travel to Mars. She is doing the right things, taking the right training, taking all of the right steps to actually become an astronaut.”
Alyssa studies science, several languages and is the first person to attend all three of Nasa’s world space camps. Learn more about Alyssa’s mission via BBC.