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    KN-C28556. President John F. Kennedy Presents Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper with NASA Distinguished Service Medal
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    President John F. Kennedy (center) presents the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) to astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper. Also pictured: Representative Albert Thomas (Texas); Senator Everett L. Dirksen (Illinois); Hattie Cooper, Trudy Cooper, and Camala Cooper (Major Cooper’s mother, wife, and daugh...

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    KN-C28561. President John F. Kennedy Speaks at Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper's NASA Distinguished Service Medal Ceremony
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    President John F. Kennedy (center) delivers remarks prior to presenting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) to astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper (left). Also pictured: Senator Everett L. Dirksen (Illinois); Senator Margaret Chase Smith (Maine); Director of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, Dr...

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    KN-C28562. President John F. Kennedy Presents Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper with NASA Distinguished Service Medal
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    President John F. Kennedy (right) shakes hands with astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper, after presenting Major Cooper with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM). Also pictured: Senator Everett L. Dirksen (Illinois); Senator Margaret Chase Smith (Maine); Senator Leverett Saltonstall (Massachusetts);...

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    ST-C168-10-63. Presentation of NASA Medals
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb (back to camera), presents NASA award for outstanding leadership to manager of the Mercury Project Office at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Kenneth S. Kleinknecht (standing right of President John F. Kennedy, wearing glasses), during astronaut Major L. Gordo...

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