The Maniacs are crazy about Mars The Times-Picayune

A team of Mandeville-area scientists, mathematicians, researchers, programmers and engineers has created a robot programmed to sweep the dust off the planet Mars, catapult rocks and explore the Red Planet’s rough terrain. Since it is made of Legos, the robot itself probably won’t ever make it to Mars. But space travel certainly is possible for these talented team members, at least when they are old enough for the trip.