• SHOP
  • VIDEO
  • FILM
  • PIC
  • GADGET
  • HOME
  • STYLE
  • CAR
  • LIKECOOL STORE LIKECOOL
    White House rejects Death Star petition
    Gear  /  Video
    The Obama administration will not be building a Death Star. That’s the message from the White House in an official response to a petition urging President Barack Obama to build the moon-sized planet-killing space station from Star Wars. “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For.
    The response from the White House, read it after the more:

     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

    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.

    Paul Shawcross is Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget



    By Ben on Sun Jan 13 2013
    YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
    How Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Should Have
    Video   /   Comments
    How Batman v Superman Should Have Ended!
    Why you shouldn t trust successful people s
    Video   /   Comments
    Why you shouldn't trust successful people's advice
    How to Wrap Cheese
    Video   /   Comments
    This video will show you how to wrap a triangle piece of cheese in Formaticum Cheese Storage Paper.
    GoPro On a Rocket Launch to Space
    Video   /   Comments
    "On November 6th, 2015 UP Aerospace Inc. launched the 20-foot tall SL-10 rocket into...
    Australian Guy Hilariously Recaps and Reviews Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode
    Video   /   Comments
    Australian Guy Reviews: Game of Thrones - Season 6 Episode 2
    An Honest Trailer for Captain America  1990
    Video   /   Comments
    "Straight out of the ScreenJunkies VHS vault: the never-released 1990 Captain America that...
    ordan Schlansky s Product Review Darth Vader
    Video   /   Comments
    Jordan is so enamored of his eFx Darth Vader replica mask that he doesn't even want to take it out...
    The Evolution of SpiderMan in Television  Film
    Video   /   Comments
    The Evolution of Spider-Man in Television & Film
    Daisy Ridley Wishes Fans a Happy Star Wars day
    Video   /   Comments
    "Daisy Ridley (joined by a few friends) wishes fans a happy Star Wars Day and offers thanks...
    Frozen Blackjack with Chris Evans
    Video   /   Comments
    Jimmy and Chris Evans compete in an icy twist on blackjack, where the loser of each round gets a...
    Electric Cars Could Wreak Havoc on Oil Markets Within a
    Video   /   Comments
    There are more than one billion cars on the road worldwide today, and only one tenth of one percent...
    Google s New VR Painting Tool Looks Unbelievable
    Video   /   Comments
    Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with...
    Inside a 6ft Air Balloon by The Slow Mo Guys
    Video   /   Comments
    Looks Like Being Inside An Exploding Balloon Is Perfectly Safe
    Watch egg breaking and separator machine
    Video   /   Comments
    This machinery is for egg breaking and separator, fully automatic type. Max capacity is 15000 pc...
    Guy who lost 425 pounds gets excess skin removed
    Video   /   Comments
    Man Who Lost 425 Pounds Gets Excess Skin Removed
    NEAT STUFF FROM The LIKECOOL STORE:
    iPhone 6 Wallet Case

    iPhone Leather Wallet Case

    iPhone Carbon Fiber Case

    iPhone 6 Carbon Fiber Case

    Blue Skull Tie

    Blue Skull Tie

    Batman Black

    Batman Cuff Links

    Kevlar Fiber iPhone 6 Case

    Kevlar Fiber iPhone 6 Case

    BenBen Leather iPhone Wallet

    BenBen Leather iPhone Wallet

    iPad Holder

    Wooden iPad Stand

    Star Trek

    Star Trek Cuff Links

    LIKECOOL is a web based gadget magazine, we are looking for coolest gadgets, design, tech and more.
    CONTACT US | Advertise US
    Copyright @ 2006-2016 LIKECOOL.COM, Privacy Policy. All rights reserved.