Elizabeth, now a grown woman, is remembering the experience of her
I remember a reporter asked me what I thought of my mother going into space. I didn’t want to answer so I hid my face behind my grandmother’s purse. My brother laughed so I hit him on the arm.
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But all I could manage to do was to hold out the Lifesaver which was sticky from the sweat of my hand. My mother took it and put it in her pocket and I knew that everything would be all right.
For full extended monologue, please refer to the script edition cited here: Jane Anderson, Defying Gravity, Samuel French, 2013. pp.38.
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