Group wants US to build ‘Death Star’

Group wants US to build 'Death Star'
Group wants US to build 'Death Star'
Group wants US to build 'Death Star'
Group wants US to build ‘Death Star’
Star Wars, one of Hollywood's most successful science fiction movies of all time, has inspired internet users to consider the creation of a US-built Death Star as an economic panacea to the the country's fiscal woes. Photograph: Lucasfilm/Reuters
Star Wars, one of Hollywood’s most successful science fiction movies of all time, has inspired internet users to consider the creation of a US-built Death Star as an economic panacea to the the country’s fiscal woes. Photograph: Lucasfilm/Reuters

As the US teeters on the edge of a fiscal cliff, a group of concerned citizens is petitioning the government to build a Star Wars-like space station which will ensure America’s superiority in space and act as an stimulus for the economy

The “space-superiority platform and weapon system”, which bears a striking resemblance to the Death Star in the Star Wars saga, would boost job creation in the fields of construction, engineering and space exploration, the petition claims.

As concerns mount over China’s trade surplus w