Earlier this year, an engineer who goes by the name of BTE Dan, proposed building a full-sized, ion-powered version of a Constitution-Class Enterprise — from Star Trek — saying it could be built with current technology and could be completed within 20 years. Now, BTE Dan has started a White House petition — not to build the Enterprise — but to just do a feasibility study and conceptual design of the USS Enterprise interplanetary spaceship. As of this writing, the petition has 1,414 signatures of the 25,000 needed by January 21, 2013 to be considered by the Obama administration.
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