WTF was President Obama referring to when he said that this was our generation' sputnik moment? And whose generation in particular is Obama talking about? Most anyone under 40 has probably not heard of sputnik. BTW- WTF is an acronym for Win The Future. Check Out our Funny anti-Obama t-shirts and gear featuring President Obama in Astronaut's suit riding an extinct Dodo bird right off a cliff as sputnik does its thing in the sky. This scene would definitely rank high on the list of Barack's WTF Moments.