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Alyssa Carson, Florida Institute of Technology

Alyssa Carson, known by the call sign Blueberry, is an American college student who aspires to train to be an astronaut and participate in human spaceflight to Mars. She attended U.S. Space Camp in 2008 and has since attended camps in Laval, Quebec, and Izmir, Turkey. In 2013, she was recognized by NASA as the first to visit all 14 NASA Visitor Centers in the United States, and she sat on the NASA Mer 10 panel at age 12, discussing future missions to Mars in the 2030s. In 2019, she enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology to study astrobiology, and has also attended the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences, enrolling in Possum Academy at age 15. Carson received her applied astronautics certification at age 17, certifying her to do research missions in suborbital space. She has appeared in television shows and movies, including “The Mars Generation,” “Pickler & Ben,” “Steve Harvey” and “El Hormiguero” In 2022, Carson was selected as one of five influencers/ambassadors worldwide to work with NATO. She’s a member of the The Explorers Club, and is the youngest full member ever accepted. She has earned a rocket license, advanced scuba certification, pilot’s license, skydiving Class A license and is a certified aquanaut.

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