Profile: Alyssa Carson is the youngest applicant ever to apply to the International Space University’s masters in space science program. At only 18 years old, Alyssa is an astronaut in training, a global speaker, author, and a future Mars walker. Her book, So You Want to be an Astronaut – A Realistic Guide to Become an Astronaut at a Young Age, was published last year. She studied math and science at the Baton Rouge International School and received a professional certification in applied astronautics, the only program of its type in the world enabling publishable, peer-reviewed scientific research in the fields of aeronomy, bioastronautics, mission design, operations, and science education.
What she says: “Thankful for all the past women pioneers who have lead the way and from their example hopefully we will continue getting more women involved in not only becoming astronauts but the tens of thousands of space-related jobs.”