It seems that some in the U.S. are eager to make the script of "Star Wars" into reality. More than two and a half million Americans left their signatures on a petition calling for the Obama administration to build a space station in 2016 "Death Star" was featured in the cult science fiction epic.
"If we focus our defense resources to enhance space security, in particular in the construction of the" Death Star ", this will create jobs for designers, engineers and space explorers. Moreover, it will strengthen the defense of our nation," — said in the petition.
The document does not specify how the construction of the station should take place and how much the project might cost, says CNET. According to estimates Forbes, the creation of military space station the size of the moon, equipped with a laser capable of destroying the planet, will cost 13,000 of the world's GDP. A student of economics at the University of Lehaya calculated that the construction of "Death Star" will take at least 800,000 years.
In order for the government to review the petition, fans of "Death Star" will take more than strength and tenacity of the Jedi Padawan. By law, the U.S. government is obliged to consider only those applications, which was signed by more than 25,000 people. At the moment the "Death Star" has collected only a tenth of this amount. However, the project still had ten days in which to draw the missing supporters.
If the petition is to gather the necessary signatures, the American authorities will have to think seriously about the epitome of "Star Wars" into reality.