The clip the first american in outer space from Space Cowboys (2000)
"Effective immediately, the Air Force's involvement in outer atmosphere testing and exploration is hereby terminated.
A new civilian agency the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is this day chartered.
Project Daedalus is now complete and designated Mission Accomplished."
The Air Force is out?
What about the pilots?
Who will be the first American in space?
A decision has been made. After an exhaustive search we've identified who can best carry out a mission of this magnitude.
This job calls for toughness, both mental and physical toughness and in the tradition of the best of the Air Force an ability to follow orders to the letter.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like you to meet Maryanne the first American to cross into outer space.
Look, Frank. She wants to shake your hand.
Shake her hand for the cameras, Frank. That is an order.