October 22, 2021


The world of science and technology

Happy Halloween from NASA

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Even though it is Halloween, NASA is giving you some “Easter Eggs” in this video.

Can you spot the significance of the house number? (Hint: T-Minus)

The sounds you hear, as the pumpkin is carving, are actually real spooky sounds from space. Listen: https://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/features/halloween_sounds.html

The pictures in the windows are from NASA Science’s Spooky Saturn, and SDO’s Jack-o-lantern Sun. Take a look: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/17543/spooky-saturn/

Do you like the “NASA Pumpkin?”… Guess what? You can create your own NASA Space Pumpkins: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/pumpkins/en/

Of course, the candy is collected by little Trick-or-Treaters who are part of the “Artemis Generation” and one could even be the first to set foot on Mars: https://www.nasa.gov/artemis/Be_a_part_of_the_Artemis_Generation

That International Space Station bag is important – not only does it hold candy; it also holds history. NASA just completed the first all-woman spacewalk: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/10/18/nasa-astronauts-wrap-up-historic-all-woman-spacewalk/

Another bag of treats is the new series #AskNASA, where our experts answer your questions about space exploration and science: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2aBZuCeDwlSCC1SWGzUJiZPDew-AEFpq

The Helmet was created by the talented folks at NASA’s Ames Research Center. You can download it and other models from NASA’s 3D Model page: https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models

Our little Spiders are here to represent. This is the 50th Anniversary of Apollo, and Apollo 9 had the first Lunar Module to be deployed in space; and its name was “Spider”: https://images.nasa.gov/details-as09-21-3183.html

What is Halloween without Bats? Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope captured a Cosmic Bat? … well, its shadow anyway: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2018/hubble-reveals-a-giant-cosmic-bat-shadow

All in all, NASA wishes you a Happy Halloween!