Isn't she saying that after the Russians launched Sputnik, that they didn't get that far advanced....
So she's saying that we don't want a sputnik moment we want an even more revolutionary moment
The revolution will be televised.
"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism." - Christopher McCandless