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.
Keep in mind, space is no longer just government-only. Private American companies, through NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office (C3PO), are ferrying cargo — and soon, crew — to space for NASA, and are pursuing human missions to the Moon this decade.
Even though the United States doesn’t have anything that can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, we’ve got two spacecraft leaving the Solar System and we’re building a probe that will fly to the exterior layers of the Sun. We are discovering hundreds of new planets in other star systems and building a much more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope that will see back to the early days of the universe.
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.
We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. The President has held the first-ever White House science fairs and Astronomy Night on the South Lawn because he knows these domains are critical to our country’s future, and to ensuring the United States continues leading the world in doing big things.
If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! 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."
— OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO
Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For
By Paul Shawcross
I really wish people would stop with that whole ‘what if obama lost but refused to step down because he’s nick fury’
because that completely flies in the face of everything the founding fathers laid down for this country to be
whoever wins in november, is our President, and we have to respect that
there’s a saying in the military ‘we salute the rank, not the man’
Anyone who says the world wouldn’t be entirely and completely different, especially and specifically in america, if 9/11 never happened, obviously has absolutely no grasp on both modern politics and history, both current and as a whole.
Last year, at the Newseum in Washington D.C., I read the entire Declaration imposed on the wall.
By the end, there were tears in my eyes.
That document is so elegeant, so beautiful, and so important.
That document will/has go down in history as one of the most important of all time.
That document changed the world.
It inspired farmers, peasants, and all oppressed peoples, not just in the Colonies, but in France, China, and even the most recent Arab Spring, to stand up against their opressors’ and say ‘No. You will not rule us anymore. We are a Free People, from this day, til the end of time’
I am so proud to be an American.
Welp, the supreme court decision certainly is outing all the conservatives on facebook
Sad to know so many of my friends buy into the lies and false truths of the GOP