At the young age of 3, Alyssa Carson began to work towards her dream of being an astronaut. Now twelve years old, she has already racked up an incredible resume, including:
1. Attending Space Camp 7 times
2. Attending Space Academy 3 times
3. First person to complete the NASA Passport Program, going to all 14 NASA Visitor Centers in the US.
4. Invited by NASA to be on the MER 10 panel in Washington DC to discuss the future missions to Mars in the 2030s on January 7, 2013, live on NASA TV.
5. Examined the last external tank left in existence from the Shuttle.
Alyssa hopes to be among the first humans on Mars. In addition to her own education and training, she works hard to inspire others to achieve their goals through classroom participation, talks, and special events.
The crowdfunding campaign aims to fund Alyssa’s upcoming travel expenses for the summer, where she’ll be touring around the world giving speeches, including some at TED events, where she’s been *invited* as a guest.
Alyssa’s dedication and passion are what we need to inspire in today’s and tomorrow’s children. STEM education is more important than ever to ensure humanity a bright and prosperous future.
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See more: http://www.astronaut.com/