White House receives petition to build 'Star Wars-like' Death Star space station

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 06, 2012 04:30 hrs

The White House has reportedly received a petition over building a space station based on the 'Death Star' from the Star Wars film franchise with over 3,000 signatures.

The petition, which calls on the Obama administration to "secure funding and resources" and "begin construction" on a Death Star by 2016 needs 25,000 signatories if it is to be considered by officials.

The campaign's founder, identifying himself only as "John D", is based in Longmont, Colorado, and registered the petition on the White House website on November 14, The Telegraph reports.

According to the paper, the campaigner sets out a clear brief for the benefits of a homegrown Death Star, including a boost for the American economy and national security.

"By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense," he wrote.

The Death Star is the size of the moon in the film franchise and is capable of destroying a planet with a single laser beam, the paper said.

The petition, which has nine days left to attract 22,000 more signatures, will be guaranteed an assessment by the President's staff if it gains the appropriate number of signatures, the White House's dedicated petitioning platform, 'We the People', said. (ANI)

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