January 16, 2022


The world of science and technology

Happy Halloween from NASA

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!