The folks at NASA love Halloween, and they do something to celebrate every year.
For example, the engineers at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab have been holding a pumpkin carving contest for almost a decade, and stories about their ingenuity invariably make it into the news. Here’s a video from Wired about their 2016 competition.
Here’s are two articles about last years event.
NASA transformed Halloween pumpkins into fighting robots (Mark Serrelsm, CNET)
Here’s What Happens When NASA Has a Pumpkin-Carving Contest (NASA/JPL)
This is a video from this year that was posted by SciTech Daily.
NASA also releases some sort of Halloween themed media every year.
Back in 2017 they posted spooky sounds captured from their various spacecraft.
Last year the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope team released an image of the Ghost Nebula. Here’s a video and a story from CNET about the image.
This year NASA seems to have pulled out all of the stops, because there are numerous stories all over the news right now. You may have even seen one or two of them.
Their most widely circulated trick has been a throwback picture of the sun looking like a jack-o-lantern that they posted on Facebook.
Here’s one of the many news segments and a couple of articles about the snap.
NASA Goddard also released a “scary face image” from the Hubble telescope.
Here’s the press release about the trailer and the Exoplanet Posters.
NASA’s Latest Exoplanet Posters Are a Halloween Treat (NASA/JPL)
I know the trailer is supposed to be humorous, but I’m personally a bigger fan of this 360° video that NASA/JPL put together for the release of some earlier “travel posters.”