The people of Alderaan will be glad to know that the Obama Administration will not be building a Death Star. This is after a petition call the Administration to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016 reached more than the 25,000 signatures necessary.
The Obama Administration can simply reply to the petition with a “No”. After all, that’s is a crazy petition. A Death Star is estimated to cost $850,000,000,000,000,000 and America is working on reducing the deficit. But Paul Shawcross, the Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, gave a long explanation on why the Administration will not be building a Death Star and what the Administration is doing in other areas of Science. If you are a Star Wars fan, you should totally read the response. You know it is written by a Star Wars fan when the title of the response is “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For”
We don’t have a Death Star, but we do have floating robot assistants on the Space Station, a President who knows his way around a light saber and advanced (marshmallow) cannon, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is supporting research on building Luke’s arm, floating droids, and quadruped walkers.
Remember, the Death Star’s power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force. So to the 25,000 people who signed the petition, “You don’t want Obama Administration to build a Death Star…… You want to go home and rethink your life.”