Missed it at Talking Points Memo but both Juanita Jean and the Earthbound Misfit pointed it out, the official White House answer to the Death Star petition, written with whimsy, humour, and bunch a science facts but 57% less calories.
[We don't have a Death Star, but we do have floating robot assistants on the Space Station, a President who knows his way around a light saber and advanced (marshmallow) cannon, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is supporting research on building Luke's arm, floating droids, and quadruped walkers.
We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. The President has held the first-ever White House science fairs and Astronomy Night on the South Lawn because he knows these domains are critical to our country's future, and to ensuring the United States continues leading the world in doing big things.
If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.] emphasis added 'cause am a sucker for positive statements, sentences which affirm that people of good purpose working together can accomplish much.
Nerd Nirvana and Geek Glory: http://juanitajean.com/2013/01/12/nerd-nirvana-and-geek-glory/
"I didn't realize the resultant acronym: Commercial Crew and Cargo Program = C3PO." : http://eb-misfit.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-death-star-petition.htm