White House rejects petition urging U.S. to build a ‘Death Star’

The White House says building a Death Star would be an out-of-this-galaxy waste of money — not only because it’s against government policy to blow up planets, but also because the United States already has access to a space station as well as a laser-wielding space robot.

Friday’s official statement on the Death Star issue, titled “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For,” was written by Paul Shawcross, chief of the science and space branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget.
 It comes in response to a “We the People” petition that called on the federal government to start building a Death Star by 2016.

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