Alyssa is the first person to complete the NASA Passport Program, which she accomplished by going to all 14 NASA Visitor Centers. She is also the youngest person to be accepted to and graduate from the Advanced Possum Academy. This milestone means that Alyssa is officially certified to go to space and is an astronaut trainee.
Along with her astronaut training, Alyssa has been studying all of her school work in four different languages: English, Chinese, French, and Spanish. In addition to her already busy schedule, she has also been a public speaker for the last two years. She talks with young people about space exploration and about following their dreams. Alyssa was featured in a video story from Uproxx in October 2016. She talks about what got her interested in space and her dad shares his feelings on his daughter’s future.
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