The White House has published an official response to the petition to build the Death Star. Any petition with over 25,000 signatures gets taken into consideration. The Death Star petition collected 34,435 signatures, and received an official response. And it's chock-full of Star Wars references. Excerpt: It seems NASA is immune to Force Suggestion. The response goes on to mention various existing and planned space and technology projects, all interspersed with more SW references than you can shake a stick at (but no Admiral Ackbar, because that one is really old and tired). (inb4 Spock).