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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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    ST-C168-14-63. President John F. Kennedy Greets Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    President John F. Kennedy (center) greets astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper and his family on the walkway outside the Oval Office upon their arrival at the White House for Major Cooper’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) presentation ceremony. Standing behind Major Cooper are his wife, Trudy, and ...

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    ST-C168-23-63. Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper Visits with Guests Following NASA Distinguished Service Medal Presentation Ceremony
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    Astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper speaks with a group of children, following his National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) presentation ceremony. Left to right: Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Eunice Kennedy Shriver; Trudy Cooper, wife of Major Cooper; First Lady Jacqueline Ken...

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    ST-C168-28-63. President John F. Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy Visit with Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    Astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper speaks with Caroline Kennedy (foreground, back to camera), after receiving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) in the Rose Garden. President John F. Kennedy stands at left. Standing in the background: James J. Truscott, Major Cooper’s uncle (center); Representat...

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