1. Wide shot US President George W. Bush and National Institute of Health (NIH) Director Tommy Thompson on stage
2. Thompson introducing Bush at podium, zoom out to wide of Bush and Thompson shaking hands
3. SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, US President:
"While we grieve the loss of these astronauts, the cause of which they died will continue, America's journey into space will go on. (applause) The spirit of modern science embodied in our space program can be found here at NIH."
4. Wide shot inside an NIH laboratory as Bush walks in to greet scientists, zoom in as he shakes hands
5. Mid shot Thompson standing with scientists, pan to Bush
6. Close up microscope
7. SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, US President:
"The attacks of September 11th 2001, awakened America to the dangers of a new era. We face a different kind of threat than we were used to. On that morning we saw the face of an enemy that will use any means to strike America, no matter how much destruction it causes, no matter how many innocent lives were lost. The kind of men who would seize planes full of innocent people and crash them into buildings, would not hesitate to use biological, chemical or nuclear weapons, wouldn't hesitate at all."
8. Wide shot Bush looking into microscope, zoom in to mid shot
9. Mid shot shelves full of supplies in the laboratory
10. SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, US President:
"The congress needs to finish the appropriations process as soon as possible, so we can get that money to the local governments. We're putting in place a national system of air sensors to detect biological attack, these are responsible and essential measures to protect our homeland and our people. And in the years to come, we must broaden our defences against the use of diseases as a weapon. In my State of the Union address, I asked congress to approve a comprehensive plan, for research and production of needed drugs and vaccines, the plan is called Project Bioshield. My budget requests almost 6 billion dollars, to quickly make available safer and more effective vaccines against agents like smallpox, anthrax, botulism toxin, ebola and plague."
11. Wide shot Bush waves and walks away from podium
President George W. Bush, honouring the victims of Saturday's shuttle disaster, promised on Monday to continue the American space programme.
At the National Institute of Health (NIH), two days after the shuttle accident, Bush spoke of the crew's commitment to science while promoting his 6 (b) billion US dollar plan to help scientists create vaccines and treatments against bioterrorism.
He is asking Congress for unprecedented authority to research, buy and distribute vaccines and antidotes against bioterrorism pathogens, such as anthrax and the plague.
A cornerstone of the proposal would give federal health officials the power to stockpile whatever new treatment they deem necessary without first getting permission from Congress.
The hope is that by essentially guaranteeing a market to drug firms, the companies would get a long-sought financial incentive to spend the hundreds of millions of research dollars it takes to produce next-generation vaccines and drugs.
The president and first lady Laura Bush are to fly to the Johnson Space Center near Houston for a memorial service for the seven astronauts killed on Saturday.