The White House’s “We the People” petition website really ought not to be taken seriously anymore, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some good ideas floated on the platform. A petition created earlier this year that calls for the feasibility study on a major scientific and military project is garnering signatures, but is still only moving at sub-light speeds.
4chan users petitioned the White House to build USS Enterprise, the Star Wars Death Star. The petition gained over 30,000 signatures, more than the 25,000 signatures necessary to receive an official response. So far, the White House has yet to publicly reply.
“We have within our technological reach the ability to build the 1st generation of the USS Enterprise. It ends up that this ship’s inspiring form is quite functional. This will be Earth’s first gigawatt-class interplanetary spaceship with artificial gravity. The ship can serve as a spaceship, space station, and space port all in one. In total, one thousand crew members & visitors can be on board at once. Few things could collectively inspire people on Earth more than seeing the Enterprise being built in space. And the ship could go on amazing missions, like taking the first humans to Mars while taking along a large load of base-building equipment for constructing the first permanent base there.”
Now, the website BuildTheEnterprise.org has petitioned the White House with a new request.
“Assign NASA to do a feasibility study and conceptual design of the Gen1 USS Enterprise interplanetary spaceship.”
Since its Dec. 22 publication, the yearn to begin the fleet of starships popularized by Star Trek has received over 2,500 signatures. The goal of 25,000 signatures must be reached by Jan. 21.
The petition states that the U.S. currently has the technology needed to build the first generation of the USS Enterprise starship from the Star Trek series.
“This will be Earth’s first gigawatt-class interplanetary spaceship with artificial gravity. The ship can serve as a spaceship, space station, and space port all in one. In total, one thousand crew members & visitors can be on board at once,” the petition reads.