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Can America Ever Have Another 'sputnik Moment'?


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Sputnik I

World's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, launched by the Soviet Union.

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In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama declared, "This is our generation's Sputnik moment." Sputnik was the satellite that the Soviets had launched into orbit 54 years earlier, setting off not only a space race (and a missile race to follow) but also a national panic over America's primacy in the Cold War.

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