Join us for a special visit from astronaut in training Alyssa Carson for an interactive presentation on all things space. She'll share parts of a space suit and other space props during the presentation.
Carson has been preparing to rocket into space since she was a toddler. Billed as the youngest astronaut in training, the 21-year-old American is blazing her own trail in a quest to be among the first humans to land on Mars.
As a kid she went to every Space Camp available (even traveling overseas) and completed the NASA Passport to Explore Space Program, visiting all 14 U.S. space centers.
She was on a NASA panel on the Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs) mission, was selected as one of seven ambassadors for Mars One, a privately funded effort to form a human colony on Mars, and was featured in the 2017 Netflix Documentary, "The Mars Generation."
She's currently an undergraduate studying astrobiology at the Florida Institute of Technology, with a focus on her big goal of seeing the red planet in person.
On Earth, Carson is also on a mission to inspire young people to get excited about space and the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). She shares her vision for the Mars Generation in speeches all over the world and to her nearly one million followers on social media.
This event is great for all ages and free to attend.