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Carve a pumpkin like a NASA engineer, share your space-themed costume and discover spooky locations throughout the solar system and beyond! These online resources will get you spacing out with NASA this Halloween.


Want to make an out-of-this-world Halloween pumpkin? Take a cue from the engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It’s their job to design and build robots that can travel millions of miles to study other planets – and sometimes even land and drive around on the surface. So during Halloween, they can’t help but use their free time to bring some of that same creative thinking to designing stellar pumpkins inspired by space exploration. Explore the links below to see some of the pumpkins created by NASA engineers and do it yourself with our how-to guide.

If mechanical pumpkins aren't your thing, these space-themed pumpkin stencils from NASA's Space Place will add some stellar flare to your Halloween celebration.

Spooky Space

Explore some of the most mysterious and spooky places in the galaxy in these online galleries.

Visit the NASA Exoplanet Exploration website to download an all-new set of spooky space posters!


Got a space-themed Halloween costume? Share it with NASA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #NASAcostume.