Video Of The Week — Pumpkin Carving Goes Hi-Tech When NASA Engineers Get Involved

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Photo Credit: NASA/JPL (via Flickr)

NASA scientists can build rockets, send men to the moon, and may soon even help establish a colony on Mars. But can they carve pumpkins? That was the challenge posed to the brilliant engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA six years ago during Halloween. The friendly competition has since become an annual tradition with teams trying to outdo each other with increasingly hi-tech carvings.

Photo Credit: NASA JPL (via Flickr)

This year’s entries included a Pac-Man pumpkin, a replica of Darth Vader’s meditation chamber, a carousel, a Ninja Starshade, and even a black hole pumpkin. While the creations are certainly impressive, what is even more so, is that the engineers-turned-artists had just an hour to complete their masterpieces!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Resources: theverge.com, telegraph.co.uk

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479 Comments
  • GUYSunday, November 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm
    It's amazing how the NASA engineers could create such magnificent masterpieces in only an hour. I really liked the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Asteroid pumpkins.
    • lol000
      lol000Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:29 am
      Pretty cool
      • jordan Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:39 pm
        pretty
        • Raul and GavinWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:38 pm
          its your boi pumpkin seeds the first picture of the pumpkin was COOL!!!!!!
          • what upWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:34 pm
            sup
            • JawanWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:46 am
              Hey peeps happy Halloween its Christmas (jk)
              • Macie Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:46 am
                it is Halloween
                • karmenWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:46 am
                  happy haloween
                  • Ava -_-Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6:16 am
                    Hey, these pumpkins are amazing never again I will see a pumpkin and think the same way-
                    • jayThursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:31 am
                      I LIKE HALLOEEN