On January 25, 2011, the President in his State of Union Address declared, "This is our generation's Sputnik moment. Two years ago, I said that we needed to reach a level of research and development we haven't seen since the height of the Space Race. And in a few weeks, I will be sending a budget to Congress that helps us meet that goal. We'll invest in biomedical research, information technology, and especially clean energy technology -– (applause) -– an investment that will strengthen our security, protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for our people."