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Alyssa Carson, Mars Generation (2021)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-03-3

Duration: 00:31:21

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Space Exploration


  • Carson, Alyssa Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Alyssa Carson before a virtual meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on March 3, 2021. Carson, a Baton Rouge native and sophomore at Florida Tech, is an aspiring astronaut who hopes to be the first person on Mars. She discusses: her early interest in space; her decision to study astrobiology in college; the plans for NASA’s mission to Mars; her internship on the international space relations team at Jacobs; the next steps in the space industry; and the benefits of space travel. She also answers questions from the audience.