“Sputnik moment : The moment when a country or a society realizes that it needs to catch up with…”

“Sputnik moment : The moment when a country or a society realizes that it needs to catch up with apparent technological and scientific developments made by some other country or countries by increasing its investment into education, innovative research and development, etc. On this day in 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, into space, triggering the Space Race between it and the United States.”

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