Sputnik - Steven Miner 1/27/11 Engl 101 Section 003 Sheryl...

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Steven Miner 1/27/11 Engl 101 Section 003 Sheryl Simons The Sputnik Project After watching and listening to the annual state of the union address given by our nations president Baraq Obama, I began to think of how something that he proposed in his speech may directly affect me. The proposal that stuck out from all of the rest was something he mentioned called “this generations Sputnik project.” The president mentioned that a few centuries ago Russia won the race to space with the launch of a satellite called Sputnik, the US had no idea how we would beat them to the moon. We did not yet even have the technology, no NASA program at all, but after investing in better education and research our nation became the first to make it and also set foot on the moon. This successful attempt to be the best nation on earth was known as the Sputnik project. In his speech the president spoke about how our nation has once again fallen short to other nations around the world. China and India realize the importance of
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