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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Abram J. Chayes Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/23/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 June 1964

    Chayes discusses maritime labor laws and flags of convenience, the Satellite Communications Act of 1962, and other domestic and international issues surrounding U.S. satellites, among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    February 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.February 1962

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning legislative activities and efforts to enact the Kennedy Administration's legislative program. Items include reports and other data prepared by Legislative Research and memorandums on legislative progress from Special Assistan...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Remarks on signing Communications Satellite Act, 31 August 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.31 August 1962

    This folder contains press copies of President John F. Kennedy's remarks upon signing H.R. 11040, the Communications Satellite Act of 1962, which aimed to establish a commercial communications system utilizing space satellites.

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Remarks Upon Signing the Communications Satellite Act, 31 August 1962
    White House Audio Collection31 August 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks upon signing H.R. 11040, the Communications Satellite Act of 1962, which aimed to establish a commercial communications system utilizing space satellites.

  • Photograph Folder (this link takes you to a folder of digitized photographs within a collection)
  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR7444-A. President John F. Kennedy at Signing Ceremony for Communications Satellite Act of 1962
    White House Photographs31 August 1962

    President John F. Kennedy hands a pen to Representative Samuel N. Friedel of Maryland during a signing ceremony for HR 11040, the Communications Satellite Act of 1962. (L-R) Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois; Representative J. Arthur Younger of California (turned away from camera); Representative John B. Bennett of Michigan; Representative Friede...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR7444-B. President John F. Kennedy at Signing Ceremony for Communications Satellite Act of 1962
    White House Photographs31 August 1962

    President John F. Kennedy hands a pen to Senator John Sparkman of Alabama during a signing ceremony for HR 11040, the Communications Satellite Act of 1962. (L-R) Representative John B. Bennett of Michigan; Representative Samuel N. Friedel of Maryland (front, wearing glasses); Representative J. Arthur Younger of California (mostly hidden behind Repr...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR7444-C. President John F. Kennedy Signs Communications Satellite Act of 1962
    White House Photographs31 August 1962

    President John F. Kennedy signs HR 11040, the Communications Satellite Act of 1962. (L-R) Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; unidentified (seated); Representative Carl Albert of Oklahoma; Senator Bourke Hickenlooper of Iowa; Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas; Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois; Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Representative ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR7444-E. President John F. Kennedy Signs Communications Satellite Act of 1962
    White House Photographs31 August 1962

    President John F. Kennedy signs HR 11040, the Communications Satellite Act of 1962. (L-R) Senator Bourke Hickenlooper of Iowa (mostly hidden); Secretary of State Dean Rusk (partially hidden); Representative Carl Albert of Oklahoma; unidentified (seated); unidentified (standing); Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois; unidentified (partially hidden); ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR7444-G. President John F. Kennedy Signs Communications Satellite Act of 1962
    White House Photographs31 August 1962

    President John F. Kennedy signs HR 11040, the Communications Satellite Act of 1962. (L-R) Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Representative Carl Albert of Oklahoma; unidentified (seated); unidentified (standing, partially hidden); Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois; Representative Morgan Moulder of Missouri; Representative Samuel N. Friedel of Maryland...

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