Jump Starting America

On 1957-10-14 the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) launched Sputnik, the planet’s first satellite. Prior to that, America has no interest in space. The day after Sputnik, the US made space a top priority and surprised everyone by landing on the moon 11 years and 9 months later. Something similar happened when the Japanese started producing cars of superior quality to those produced by Detroit. I would hope it happens yet again when China demonstrates some spectacular solar and wind energy equipment or India does the same thing with mind-boggling electric commuter vehicles. It obvious to me the US is already badly lagging in alternative energy, held back mainly by the evil machinations of big oil. What is it going to take to jump-start the USA one more time?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)