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President Obama: 'This is our generation's Sputnik moment'

President Barack Obama has used his State of the Union address to say the US is facing a "Sputnik moment".

In the annual speech to both houses of Congress, he said global competition gave the US a Space Race-style chance to create jobs in science and research.

  • 26 Jan 2011