1-Sentence Summary: After the Liberty Bell 7 Capsule is lost at sea, Al Harrison, head of the NASA space task group, has to defend his program at a Senate Hearing.
Monologue starts with: "Let me say first ... discovery is never just for the sake of discovery, gentlemen ... but for the sake of human survival."
Time and Place: April 1961, NASA campus Virginia. Monologue is a fictionalized account of what leadership at NASA might have said to the NASA Space Task Group after the Russians beat the US to put the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, on April 12, 1961.
Character's age is 40's-50's.
Character's gender is male.
Character's name is Al Harrison (played by Kevin Costner) a fictionalized character created as a composite of various leaders at NASA at the time including Robert C. Gilruth, the head of the Space Task Group at Langley Research Center
Monologue genre is dramatic, historic.
Find this monologue 1 hour 16 minutes into Oscar nominated movie "Hidden Figures"
Monologue Writing 101 Elements (0 = Not Used. 1 = Used. 2 = Strong Usage)