What he meant was that it was a moment where we look forward and aspire to something better. JFK used Sputnik as a way to motivate us to better things, the growth of the space program built a tech rush that built our nation. She willfully blew past the historical precedent so STUPIDLY, and what depresses me that there are people in the National Republican party who think she's the 'last hope'.
Ronnie Reagan would wanting to slap her silly I'm sure. Of course a lot of what the GOP wants to do would most like piss him off.l