[FPSPACE] No "Death Star" construction in USA's future

Peter Pesavento pjp961 at svol.net
Sat Jan 12 08:58:51 EST 2013

Associated Press, via  yahoo news





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Obama won't support building 'Death Star'

Associated Press - 5 hrs ago


WASHINGTON (AP) - A "Death Star" won't be a part of the U.S. military's
arsenal any time soon.

More than 34,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Obama
administration to build the "Star Wars" inspired super-weapon to spur job
growth and bolster national defense.

But in a posting Friday on the White House website, Paul Shawcross, an
administration adviser on science and space, says a Death Star would cost
too much to build - an estimated $850 quadrillion - at a time the White
House is working to reduce the federal budget.

Besides, Shawcross says, the Obama administration "does not support blowing
up planets."

The U.S., Shawcross points out, is already involved in several
out-of-this-world projects, including the International Space Station, which
is currently orbiting Earth with a half-dozen astronauts.


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