In honor of FIRST® and in the spirit of Coopertition®, Team #25108, The Brainiac Maniacs, from Houston, TX, USA, are proud to release their music video “We Love FIRST Too,” a FIRST Parody of “We Will Rock You” by Queen.

Watch for the talents of various FIRST® LEGO® League teams, The Bearded Pineapples (Team #11104) from FIRST® Tech Challenge and CRyptonite (Team #624) from FIRST® Robotics Competition.

The Brainiac Maniacs have enjoyed some notable FIRST-flavored events this season. They attended the annual overnight camp at Space Center Houston, hosted by NASA for FIRST LEGO League teams.

Team Coach, James McGill, said the team met NASA astronaut Jerry Ross, who has been in space a world-record seven times, and Andy Rechenberg, International Space Station flight controller and station support computer specialist. They discussed the challenges of long-duration space travel with them and presented their own ideas. “They gave us great feedback, which we used in selecting our final problem and designing the solution,” McGill said.

The team also arranged and held a Core Values marathon with the other teams. Teams rotated through 10 different challenges, in which they cooperated and competed. “Overall, we had a great fun and an excellent educational time in the FIRST spirit of Coopertition!”

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