Death Star Petition and White House response

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You can’t blame a guy for trying.  A Colorado man recently posted a petition for President Barack Obama to begin plans to construct a Death Star.  Yeah, the planet destroying space station from the Star Wars movies.

The petition, posted on’s ‘We the People’ section has more than 34,000 signatures, and claims the creation of a Death Star could strengthen our national defense and spur job creation.

White House science and space adviser Paul Shawcross responded to the petition with a couple of reasons why that will never happen.

Those reasons include an $850,000,000,000,000,000 price tag and the Administrations negative views on blowing up other planets.

Shawcross does, however, explain that we already have an International Space Station and other cool gadgets, plus “a President who knows his way around a light saber”.