The Death Star, a planet-sized weapon built by Darth Vader and the Empire in George Lucas's science fiction series "Star Wars."
Update: On Saturday, President Obama himself weighed in on the request by the public for the United States to build a Death Star with a "Star Wars"-themed tweet of his own:
Why would we spend taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a 1-man starship? OFA.BO/yfxWt3— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 12, 2013
Previously: Apparently $850 quadrillion is too much for the cash-strapped Obama administration to spend on a moon-sized superweapon capable of destoying planets with a sole laser strike.
Responding to an overwhelmingly popular request on the White House's website, Paul Shawcross, chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, claimed that the $850,000,000,000,000,000 it would take to build a Death Star similar to the ones seen in "Star Wars" and "Return of the Jedi" would be too costly.
The space shuttle Endeavour will take off on its final mission across the streets of L.A. this Thursday night, and we've got the where, when and how to take your own photographs of the historic trek across the city.
And we want to see your photos of this monumental event! But beware: Getting up close and personal with the shuttle on its last journey won’t be easy.
Police are closing off the streets and sidewalks near the travel route, so it's up to you to get creative shots of the shuttle as it moves through the city.
The shuttle will make pit stops along the way, so those events will be your best bets for close-ups and shuttle party pics.