1-Sentence Summary: After finding out they just lost the race to get the first human into space, Al Harrison, head of NASA's Space Task Force, gathers his team in his office.
Monologue starts with: "I want to thank everyone for staying. I know it's late and after what I just saw I'm sure everyone's probably anxious to just go home. Before we do, I just have to ask a question. The same one I've been asking myself all the way over here... which is ...How the hell did we find ourself in second place in a two man race?"
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 58 minutes into Oscar nominated movie "Hidden Figures"
Monologue Writing 101 Elements (0 = Not Used. 1 = Used. 2 = Strong Usage)