As World War Two ensued, Women were given more and more opportunities in leadership roles, employment, and society. The men had gone off to war, leaving jobs and civic duties to the women left home. Women were no longer seen as "house wives" only. The answer: "Opportunities for women increased" is the best answer.
Assuming you're referring to Kennedy's challenge to Americans to beat the Russians into Space, most young people reacted extremely well, in the sense that they rushed into an enthusiastic pursuit of space and science programs in school.
The incredible coincidence that surround the appearance of the messenger from Corinth and the shepherd was that he was both the messanger, and once he had been the shepard that found a baby on the woods near Thebes who he had helped, that baby happened to be Oedipus.
The messanger that was coming to tell Oedipus that his father Podipus was dead, was the same shepard that years ago found Oedipus abandoned. It was an incredible coincidence that he was giving a message to a man, that years ago he met as a baby.