Alyssa Carson is only 13 years-old, and she's already preparing to be the first person to land on Mars. That might sound far-fetched for a 13 year-old, but a NASA representative stated that they take people like Alyssa very seriously. She's young enough that she has plenty of time to train and learn for a mission to Mars. Alyssa studies the sciences as well as several different languages, and she was the first person to attend all three of NASA's world space camps. 

Alyssa, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is clearly determined to make her dreams a reality. She is not only imagining and planning out her future, but she is taking every step necessary to grow into the perfect candidate for a Mars mission. Thankfully, her father is incredibly supportive and stands behind her decision to follow this dream to the fullest. He acknowledges that someday she may be asked to go on a mission to Mars that doesn't involve a return, and he knows that if Alyssa were offered an opportunity of this nature, he would never see his daughter again. It may be far off, but we at SF Globe think it's beyond admirable that this father wants nothing more than for his daughter to achieve her dreams. 

Make sure to watch the video to see all the amazing things that Alyssa gets to do while she trains at NASA!

What do you think of what Alyssa is doing and how her father is reacting? Would you be this supportive if your child wanted to do the same? Let us know in the comments below!