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    KN-C17758. Presentation of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
    White House Photographs8 May 1961

    Presentation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. On platform, L-R: Louise Brewer Shepard (wife of Commander Shepard); Commander Shepard; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; President John F. Kennedy; astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.; astronaut ...

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    Astronauts: M. Scott Carpenter
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.24 May 1962-4 June 1963

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Project Mercury astronauts Commander M. Scott Carpenter and Colonel L. Gordon Cooper Jr. upon the successful completion of the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Mercury-Atlas 9 test flights. Materials in this folder include press releases ...

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    Astronauts: L. Gordon Cooper
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.May 1963: 14-23

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Colonel L. Gordon Cooper Jr.'s successful completion of the Mercury-Atlas 9 test flight, also known as Faith 7. Materials in this folder include congratulatory correspondence between President Kennedy and foreign heads of sta...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 19A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.May 1963: 16-22

    Dictation Belt 19A contains five sound recordings. Item 19A.1 is a telephone conversation held on May 16, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. They discuss the nomination of William J. Crockett, the work of William H. Orrick, relations with Haiti and its President François Duvalier, and plans for Vice President ...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Television and Radio Remarks Following the Flight of Astronaut Gordon Cooper, 16 May 1963
    White House Audio Collection16 May 1963

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s radio and television address following the flight by Astronaut Gordon Cooper on the Faith 7 spacecraft as part of the final manned space mission of the U.S. Mercury program.

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 19A.4. Congressional Reception for Gordon Cooper
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.17 May 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on May 17, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John W. McCormack. They discuss plans to hold a congressional reception in honor of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Major Gordon Cooper. Machine noise follows...

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    Remarks Upon Presenting the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, 21 May 1963
    White House Audio Collection21 May 1963

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks upon presenting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to Astronaut Gordon Cooper in the White House Rose Garden.

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    President Kennedy Awards the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Major Gordon Cooper, 21 May 1963
    White House Films21 May 1963

    Motion picture of President John F. Kennedy presenting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to Major L. Gordon Cooper after his historic space flight. NASA Administrator James E. Webb and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson make presentations to individuals who contributed to the space flight. Ceremoni...

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    KN-C28548. President John F. Kennedy Bids Farewell to Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    President John F. Kennedy (center right, back to camera) speaks with astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper in the North Portico of the White House, Washington, D.C., after President Kennedy presented Major Cooper with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM). Also pictured (R-L, from doorway): White Hous...

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    KN-C28549. President John F. Kennedy Bids Farewell to Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper
    White House Photographs21 May 1963

    President John F. Kennedy (right) exits the White House with astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper (center), after President Kennedy presented Major Cooper with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM). Also pictured: White House Photographer, Captain Cecil Stoughton (left of doorway, holding up camera);...

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