Death Star 'too expensive'

The White House scuppered the hopes of Star Wars geeks across the galaxy by rejecting an official petition calling for the US government to build a Death Star, the fictional planet-destroying space station featured in the Star Wars movies.

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President Obama strikes back on Death Star petition

The White House scuppered the hopes of Star Wars geeks across the galaxy by rejecting an official petition calling for the US government to build a Death Star, the fictional planet-destroying space station featured in the Star Wars movies.

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon.

The Administration does not support blowing up planets.

– Paul Shawcross, head of the White House budget office's science and space branch

The response came to address the 34,435 people who signed the petition on the White House website.

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