The SolarStratos mission received Monday, on its base in Payerne (VD), one of the hopes of the space conquest, the American Alyssa Carson. The 21-year-old is the ambassador for the Mars One private spaceflight project.
A candidate for a human mission to the red planet, Alyssa Carson is an astrobiology student, lecturer, businesswoman and renowned influencer, including half a million subscribers on Instagram.
Visiting Switzerland for three days, she was welcomed Monday in Payerne by Raphaël Domjan, instigator and pilot of the SolarStratos mission. Electric plane flight and flight simulator have been organized for her. Scouting has also been carried out above the Alps, where Raphaël Domjan will look for favorable currents this spring to allow him to set an altitude record.