January 6, 2013
White House petitioned to build Starship Enterprise
(Buy your own Enterprise here.)
Since the White House has set up their petition system on their website where they have to seriously look into propositions brought up by citizens with at least 25,000 signatures... the people have decided that the US should build the Starship Enterprise. American democracy at work!
The proposal was submitted through the White House's official "We the People" channel, which promises an administration response to any petition that gathers at least 25,000 signatures. Just last month, a petition to build a Death Star like the spherical spaceship in the movie "Star Wars" garnered that critical mass, and is currently awaiting its official response.
The Enterprise proposal comes from an engineer who goes by the name BTE Dan, who detailed plans for constructing a life-size, flyable starship Enterprise on his website last year. "We have within our technological reach the ability to build the 1st generation of the USS Enterprise," BTE Dan wrote in the petition, viewable here. As of this writing, the petition had 3,335 signatures, with more than 21,000 to go.
The only issue I would assume would be cost and the fact that we haven't invented warp drive yet. But hey, whatevs...