After the seemingly successful petition for the White House to construct a fully operational Death Star (you read that in his voice didn’t you,) It looks like the other guys want a piece of the action.
Early last year, a website called BuildTheEnterprise.org was launched. The mission? To boldly propose the construction of a full-scale, ion powered, Constitution class starship Enterprise. Now the man with the plan (an engineer simply known as BTE Dan) is working the online angle on We The People, the petition section of the White House website that I am sure President Obama doesn’t regret at all:
Assign NASA to do a feasibility study and conceptual design of the Gen1 USS Enterprise interplanetary spaceship.
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. (full petition here)
At the time of this writing the petition is about 21,000 shy of the 25,000 signatures needed by January 21st deadline. What the hell, Trekkies? What is the hold up here? Since we all carefully read online petitions before we decide to sign them or not, I know I don’t have to tell you that he’s not asking Obama to build the damn thing, just to put precious resources from the already financially strapped NASA towards seeing what it would take and if we (they) could build the pride and joy of Star Fleet.
This is a call out to all Star Trek fans everywhere, get out your space pens and start signing! The Star Wars fans hit the magic 25k signatures that will bring their petition to the attention of the Obama Administration and when construction of the moon sized space station begins in 2016 do you really want to be left out? Of course I am also assuming that this will eventually lead to an epic Enterprise vs Death Star space battle that we can all watch from my home built Battlestar Galactica.
(please note: my home built Battlestar Galactica will most likely be a ’78 Chevy Van with Starbuck kissing Starbuck painted on the side)