Space-Age Halloween! The Best Space Costumes of 2017

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Space.com staff celebrates Halloween at the office in New York City. In 2016, associate editor Sarah Lewin dressed up as Tabby's Star, the possible "alien megastructure." Staff writer Hanneke Weitering dressed up as Saturn, the hula hooping champion of the solar system. (Image credit: Steve Spaleta)

Happy Halloween! Space fans have come up with some pretty stellar costumes this year. From rocket cats to astro-babies and ghosts of spacecraft past, here are some of the best space-themed Halloween costumes we've seen this year.

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Can't get enough of these amazing space costumes? Check out our picks for the best space-themed Halloween costumes of 2016.

Email Hanneke Weitering at hweitering@space.com or follow her @hannekescience. Follow us @Spacedotcom, Facebook and Google+. Original article on Space.com.

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Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.