Alyssa Carson wearing an astronaut suit with a determined look.Alyssa Carson, known as the "NASA Blueberry," embarks on her cosmic journey to become one of the youngest astronauts headed for Mars.

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.

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Full Name Alyssa Carson
Nickname Blueberry
Profession Future Astrobiologist
Famous For Training for Mars mission
Date of Birth March 10, 2001
Age 22 (as of 2023)
Birthplace Hammond, Louisiana, U.S.
Hometown American
Nationality American
Favorite Game Kerbal Space Program
Height 4.9
Weight 54
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Father’s Name Bert Carson
Mother’s Name Under Review
Brother Name Under Review
Wife Name Under Review
Marital Status Single
Shoe Size 6.7
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s in Astrobiology (ongoing Ph.D.)
School Baton Rouge International School
College/University Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Arkansas
Facebook Link @nasablueberry
Instagram Link @nasablueberry
YouTube Channel Link Under Review
Linkedin @alyssa-carson-87b874152
Twitter @nasablueberry1
Mail Under Review
Net Worth 45 Million

Early Life 

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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Personal Life

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.


Year Awards
2017 Louisiana Young Heroes
2019 LSU Women’s Center Esprit de Femme Award
2020 Louisiana Life’s Louisianan of the Year (Science)
2022 Florida Institute of Technology’s Student Catalyst Award

Films and Media Appearances

Year Movies
The Mars Generation
2018 Pickler & Ben
2014 Steve Harvey
2017 El Hormiguero


– 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.

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