The dream for many children is to be an astronaut, fly to space, explore new places and be a hero. Melissa Ede never wanted to be an astronaut as a child, at this time she had to face other challenges: She was born in a wrong body and had to realise being transgender. Her childhood was anything but easy. Fortunately she could now make the dream of so many children come true for herself. She is amongst the final candidates for the Mars One Project, a Dutch program that will send people to Mars in 2024.