A 17-year-old girl from Baton Rouge, LA might just be the first person to ever step foot on Mars!

In a lot of ways, Alyssa Carson, is just like you and me. According to MyArkLaMiss.com, she likes music, festivals, crawfish and Netflix, but she also has a deep love of space that began when she was 3-years-old watching an episode of The Backyardigans called 'Mission to Mars.'

Over the years, Alyssa has been serious when it comes to making her dreams of space travel a reality. She already has both her pilot's and her scuba license, speaks four languages and has fostered relationships and is being personally mentored by professionals at NASA.

Talk about having it all together! You can follow Alyssa's journey to be on the first ever human mission to Mars in 2033 on Instagram at NASA Blueberry. 

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