This 17-Year-Old NASA Astronaut Is Training For A Truly Momentous Interplanetary Mission

In camps and training academies around the world, 17-year-old Alyssa Carson is preparing to realize her lifelong dream. Ever since she was a young girl, she has wanted to go to space – and now she is closer than ever to reaching the stars. And if she has her way, the mission will go down in history as one of the most ambitious of its kind.

Ever since it was founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – better known as NASA – has been at the forefront of mankind’s mission to conquer the stars. In fact, just 11 years later, the agency led the United States to victory, winning the Space Race to become the first country to land humans on the moon.

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