Meet Alyssa Carson (@nasablueberry). She‘s just 18 years old and has already started her astronaut training to be the first person to walk on Mars in 2033. She is the youngest person to graduate from the Advanced Space Academy and the only person in the world to have completed every NASA space camp Alyssa Carson t's great that she's ambitious and enthusiastic about STEM, and those are very impressive accomplishments! However it's inaccurate to say she's already started her astronaut training. Space Camp and Space Academy are summer camps that you pay to attend, not actual training programs. To actually start astronaut training with NASA there are requirements like having a masters in a STEM field and years of professional experience.