What Happens When NASAs Engineers Have A Pumpkin-Carving Contest (30+ Pics)

During the day NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California builds robots fit for space, but after hours they put their brainpower together for something a bit more rudimentary – pumpkin carving.

Yes, for the past seven years during the Halloween season these brainiacs have competed in an ‘unofficial’ pumpkin carving contest, which NASA mechanical engineer Mike Meacham said gives them a chance to let out some creativity and bond. “I don’t think, even at the time, they appreciated just how seriously our engineers were going to take it,” he said about the first contest – and the evidence is clear. From a pumpkin playing guitar to Charlie Brown on mars, these designs were out of this world.

The only limits were their imaginations, with three simple rules: The rules are simple: no planning, carving or competing during work hours. “They do it all in their own time,” said Meacham, who’s co-running the competition this year. “They go home, use their own resources, plan it out, and all we give them is a pumpkin.”

While there is no prize (other than bragging rights) these competitors brought their carving game to another universe. To see these elaborate pumpkins scroll down below! Official voting for the competition may be over but you can still vote for your favorite pumpkin with us!

#1 Mike Wazowski

#2 RIP

#3 Flip Switch Lights On

#4 Martian Sample Return Mission

#5 E.T.

#6 Nasa Pumpkin

#7 Nasa Pumpkin

#8 Nasa Pumpkin

#9 Coco – Día De Los Muertos Suite

#10 Nasa Pumpkin

#12 PAC – MAN

#13 Nasa Pumpkin

#14 Baby Shark

#15 War Of The Worlds

#16 Giant Meteor

#17 InSight

#18 The Harvest

#19 Stranger Things

#20 Polishing The Cannonball

#22 Nasa Pumpkin

#23 Cookie Monster

#24 Duh… There Is Water On Mars!

#25 Look Inside

#26 JPL. Caltech EDU

#27 Space Force

#28 Charlie Brown

#29 Day Of The Dead: Celebrating The Cassini Mission

#30 Nasa Pumpkin

#32 Nasa Pumpkin

#33 Signs Of Life

#34 Happy Birthday

#35 Leonard

#36 Nasa Pumpkin

#37 Nasa Pumpkin

#38 Revenge Of The Pumpkins

#39 Nasa Pumpkin

#40 Nasa Pumpkin

#42 Ghosts Of Pumpkins Past

#43 Meet The Spec

#44 Jerry The Pumpkin

#45 Siemens Nx Demo: Million Dollar Pumpkin

#46 Banksy

#47 Ziggy Starshade

#48 War Of The Worlds

#49 Pumpkin Estimate Generator Comparison

#50 Building Partnerships Piece By Piece

#52 We Come In Proper Containment

#53 Coco

#54 Out Of Sight

#55 Nasa Pumpkin

#56 Class “H” Mission

#57 Guess The Mass

#58 Black Hole

#59 Starshade Pumpkin Launch Restraint And Unfurling System (Plus)

#60 Operation Franko Drop

#62 “Mars Samples Are Like A Box Of Chocolates. You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get”

#63 Winter Is Not Coming

#64 Nasa Halloween Pumpkin

Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/

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