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Derrick Z. Jackson

Bush spaces out during Sputnik moment

By Derrick Z. Jackson
Globe Columnist / January 31, 2007

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IT IS President Bush's Sputnik moment. He is not like Ike. Five days after the Soviets put Earth's first satellite into orbit on Oct. 4, 1957, President Eisenhower pooh-poohed it as "one small ball in the air" that "does not raise my apprehensions, not one iota." He said, "the mere fact that this thing orbits involves no new discovery to ... (Full article: 763 words)

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