Is carving pumpkins rocket science?
I’d say so.
Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab recently convened the agency’s annual pumpkin carving contest, which yielded an impressive array of entries that light up, spin, integrate all manner of moving parts, and yes—even provide shrewd political commentary.
Some pay homage to classic, interstellar movies, like Star Wars, while others celebrate NASA’s rich history—including one entry that wishes the Jet Propulsion Lab a happy 80th birthday. (JPL was founded on October 31, 1936.)
Photos and videos of the pumpkins can be found on Twitter, courtesy of NASA JPL mechanical engineer, Aaron Yazzie. You can also check them out below.
I’ll admit, after viewing these entries, it makes complete sense to me that these are the folks sending us to Mars…
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