NASA denies sending 20-year-old to Mars on a one-way trip


It is imprecise to say that Alyssa Carson, a 20-year-old American girl born in Hammond, Louisiana, is preparing to be the first human to go to Mars on a one-way mission, as NASA has not yet selected her or plans to travel. one-way space.

Through publications in English shared thousands of times, users of social networks in the US and the media around the world have exchanged messages that assure that Carson will not be able to marry or have children as he is getting ready to be the first human being on Mars and will never be able to return to Earth.

Viral Facebook posts, for example, attribute the source to CRAZY SCIENCE AND SPACE FACTS and recognize the student journey that the young woman has made in multiple space academies as the first steps to reach the red planet.

Other publications also compare Carson with model Kendall Jenner and place her, above celebrity, as the true role to play for the daughters of Americans, thanks to her dedication and academic achievements.

Now he is preparing to be the first human being to travel to Mars. Did you hear from her? I think it is time that we reconsidered our ideals and aspirations as a society, don't you think? They say.

DATA: The truth is that NASA, although it has praised the enthusiasm of students like Carson, has confirmed that it does not have any kind of relationship with the young woman, that it has not selected the team for its missions to Mars and that, in the future, hopes to bring all its astronauts back to the planet.

Consulted by Efe, a spokesperson for the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent a message in which the entity assures: NASA has many ways in which we interact with students to promote the main missions and space exploration in general, and we love seeing students get interested and excited. "

However, we have no formal relationship with Ms. Carson, the space agency said via email.

Although it is true that Carson, with a great ambition to reach space since the age of 3, as he has recognized on his own website, has participated in multiple space training programs and internships, he still has to go through a process to be selected by the entity on their space missions.

We are excited about our human exploration plans for the Moon and Mars. At this time, we have not yet made any crew assignments for the Artemis missions (on the natural satellite) or Mars, adds the message from the space agency.

NASA explained that it is also not true that it plans, until now, one-way trips to any destination in space and that it always contemplates returning its crew to Earth. While we look forward to our next steps in deep space, including establishing a long-term presence on and around the Moon, where we will prepare to send astronauts to explore the red planet, we will always bring our crew members home, closed the entity.

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