Alyssa Carson is a 17 year old that has been training for her mission since she was 8 years old. NASA is preparing Carson for their mission to Mars in 2033; by then she will be 32 (yeah, she was born in 2001).
Seriously, watch the video! The stuff this teen has already accomplished (she speaks 4 languages, trained scuba diver, has her pilots license)! When I was 17, I was worried about going away to college, not SPACE.
Did you watch the part where her Dad talks about her going to Mars (not having a family, the bittersweet moment?) I CRIED.
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