Star Wars lovers around the world united for a great cause--- The building of a Death Star.  The petition to the White House requested that the government secure funding to start building a Death Star by 2016, stating that it would help the economy and produce jobs.  The White House responded with a great response!I've always been a Star Wars fan.  I think mainly due to my brother, he had every star wars leg set that was made.  We won't see a Death Star built anytime soon but we will be seeing some new Star Wars Films in the future.

This Isn't the petition response you're looking for.

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?

However, look carefully (here's how) and you'll notice something already floating in the sky -- that's no Moon, it's a Space Station! Yes, we already have a giant, football field-sized International Space Station in orbit around the Earth that's helping us learn how humans can live and thrive in space for long durations. The Space Station has six astronauts -- American, Russian, and Canadian -- living in it right now, conducting research, learning how to live and work in space over long periods of time, routinely welcoming visiting spacecraft and repairing onboard garbage mashers, etc. We've also got two robot science labs -- one wielding a laser -- roving around Mars, looking at whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.