So remember last year when someone created a petition on whitehouse.gov requesting that the US government make plans to begin construction on our very own Death Star as soon as 2016???
Well, apparently Obama is going to ruin that fun, too, because the White House has now officially responded to said petition…
The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:
- The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
- The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
- Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
Ok, so this response is actually pretty freaking amazing – be sure to click through the link to read the full report on this administration’s take on space technology and what we can do in the meantime!