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!



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  • danny-boy
    danny-boy7 months
    Hahaha!😆🤣This is so funny and cool!LOL!😂😅
    • mcousin
      mcousinabout 1 year
      so cool
      • chikindonot
        chikindonotabout 1 year
        lol i wanna do that
        • bsc
          bscover 1 year
          That's really cool!
          • devanf
            devanfover 1 year
            LOL Hi-tech pumpkins.
            • #loveponysabout 2 years
              I want to be like him
              • #DONALDDUCK#about 2 years
                NASA is awesome
                • GUYabout 3 years
                  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
                    lol000about 3 years
                    Pretty cool
                    • jordan about 3 years