Destination Mars The Advocate

Carl Carlsson wants to go to Mars. And no, the little green men aren’t inviting him via brain waves he picks up through an aluminum foil hat. For the record, Carlsson is an environmental engineer in Lake Charles and has never been abducted by aliens. Carlsson of Sulphur is president of the Louisiana chapter of the Mars Society, a 2-year-old organization claiming more than 3,000 members worldwide — one of them former astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The group’s goal is to land astronauts on the Red Planet in 10 years.