Meet Elisa Carson, an extraordinary American with dreams as big as the universe. Born on March 10, 2001, in Hammond, Louisiana, Elisa is on a mission to become one of the youngest astronauts to go to Mars. It is an amazing journey from a girl with stars to becoming a future astronomer.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
|Training for Mars mission
|Date of Birth
|March 10, 2001
|22 (as of 2023)
|Hammond, Louisiana, U.S.
|Kerbal Space Program
|Bachelor’s in Astrobiology (ongoing Ph.D.)
|Baton Rouge International School
|Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Arkansas
|YouTube Channel Link
Elisa’s journey began at age 3 when the Nickelodeon series “The Backyardigans” ignited her passion for space. At age 7, he embarked on his first space camp adventure in Huntsville, Alabama, and eventually attended every NASA space camp, even in Turkey and Canada. His journey led him to Sally Ride Summer Camp at MIT, which shaped his future.
Training and Achievements
At the age of 16, Elisa joined the Advanced Possession Space Academy and at the age of 18, she obtained her pilot’s license. His extensive training includes water survival, G-force sessions, microgravity flights, scuba certification and decompression training. He also studied intensively in aerospace physiology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2019, he enrolled at the Florida Institute of Technology for Astrobiology and received his bachelor’s degree in 2023. Currently, she is doing her PhD. At the University of Arkansas, Elisa’s dedication knows no bounds.
TEDx Talks | Alyssa Carson
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Life on the Space
Alyssa’s passion for space has spread to the screen. Known for her appearances in “The Mars Generation,” “Pickler & Bain,” and “El Hormiguero,” she has become an influential figure in the global space community. In 2022, he earned a place as one of only five influential people to cooperate with NATO, a testament to his influence on the world stage.
Family and Caste
Raised by her single father, Burt Carson, Elisa’s family support has been instrumental in her journey. His determination and family bond breaks stereotypes and inspires many.
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Beyond astronaut helmets, Elisa advocates for STEM opportunities, especially for women. Popularly known as the call sign Blueberry, he is the youngest full member of The Explorers Club. His various skills include a rocket license, advanced scuba certification, pilot license and skydiving class A license. Elisa is not reaching the stars; She is touching them.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
|Louisiana Young Heroes
|LSU Women’s Center Esprit de Femme Award
|Louisiana Life’s Louisianan of the Year (Science)
|Florida Institute of Technology’s Student Catalyst Award
Films and Media Appearances
The Mars Generation
|Pickler & Ben
– Elisa’s “NASA Blueberry” branding is derived from its space station call sign.
– In 2013, she made history by becoming the first woman to visit all 14 NASA Visitor Centers.
– Elisa received her Applied Astronautics certification at the remarkable age of 17.
Alyssa Carson’s journey is a cosmic symphony, inspiring generations to reach for the stars. His determination, achievements and commitment to STEM make him not only an astronaut in training but also a beacon of limitless possibilities.