The post is mostly about how awesome NASA is, which is fair. Nonetheless, you can skip following the link after reading the below, quoted directly from Whitehouse.gov:
- 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?
To be fair to the petitioners, I am sure they were more interested in a Death Star II.