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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  • mcousin
    mcousinMonday, November 9, 2020 at 7:22 am
    so cool
    • chikindonot
      chikindonotThursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:21 am
      lol i wanna do that
      • bsc
        bscFriday, August 7, 2020 at 9:19 am
        That's really cool!
        • devanf
          devanfWednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:19 pm
          LOL Hi-tech pumpkins.
          • #loveponysFriday, November 1, 2019 at 6:35 am
            I want to be like him
            • #DONALDDUCK#Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 9:23 am
              NASA is awesome
              • 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!!!!!!