This 13-Year-Old Wants To Be The First Human On Mars

October 8, 2014 6:03 PM

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Plenty of people dream of going to Mars. But unlike most of those people, 13-year-old Alyssa Carson of Baton Rouge, La. has been actively pursuing that dream since the age of 4, according to a new report produced by BBC's Jane O'Brien and Peter Murtaugh.

Alyssa tells the BBC, "I want to go to Mars because it's a place that no one has been... I want to take that first step." According to the BBC, she's already attended NASA's three world space camps. On her blog NASA Blueberry, she details her other accomplishments, which include completing National ...

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