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The girl who dreams to live on Mars

Added 12-07-19 04:03:02am EST - “For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The girl who dreams to live on Mars”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race.

The 18-year-old astrobiology student at Florida Tech remembers when she was nine years old, she had the opportunity to meet and speak to former NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus at the Sally Ride Science Festival in Louisiana.

“I asked her, ‘When did you decide to become an astronaut,’ and she told me that she was around nine or so,” Carson, a freshman at Florida Tech told FLORIDA TODAY.

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Already engrossed in all things space, the brief encounter with Magnus gave Carson the extra push to continue to pursue a career in the space industry.

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