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    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR): Subjects: Khrushchev Correspondence: Vol. I-A, 1961: 20 January-16 October
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files23 April 1959-28 February 1962, undated

    This folder contains correspondence between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Topics include relations between the United States and Soviet Union, Berlin and German unification, disarmament, nuclear testing, Laos, space flights, and the Bay of Pigs invasion. Also included in this folder are letters from Premier K...

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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1961: April-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 23 March-18 May

    This folder includes a memorandum regarding a budget increase in the Department of Defense for Project VELA, a report by the USIA (United States Information Agency) Office of Research and Analysis of international reaction to the Soviet Union’s manned space flight, and a review by the Bureau of the Budget of proposed increases for space programs. A...

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1961: April-December
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 7 April-14 September, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Topics include the use of solid propellant rockets in the space program and the location of the manned space flight center. Also included in this folder is a copy of an ...

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    Address at National Association of Broadcasters convention, 8 May 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.8 May 1961

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's address given at the 39th annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters held at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. President Kennedy begins his speech by congratulating Alan Shepard...

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    Space activities: Long Range Plans of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), vol. I-IV, 3 May 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1962: January-3 May

    This folder contains a report of the long range plans for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) encompassing scientific investigations in space, satellite applications, manned space flight, launch vehicle development, and research and technology. Also included in the report are target dates for major missions, projected annual launch...

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    Space activities: Long Range Plans of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), vol. I-IV, 29 May 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1962: January-29 May

    This folder contains a report of the long range plans for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) encompassing scientific investigations in space, satellite applications, manned space flight, launch vehicle development, and research and technology. Also included in the report are target dates for major missions, projected annual launch...

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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1962: January-March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961-29 March 1962

    This folder contains a report to the United States Congress from President John F. Kennedy titled, “United States Aeronautics and Space Activities, 1961,” summarizing actions by various departments and agencies related to the U.S. space program. Topics include communication satellites, a reorganization of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Admini...

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    February 1962: 16-28
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Files. Chronological FileFebruary 1962: 16-28

    This folder contains carbon copies of the President's outgoing correspondence. Materials in this folder include letters from President Kennedy to individuals and organizations regarding birthday greetings, the White House Regional Conference Report, numerous executive orders and proclamations, appointments to various committees and commissions, the...

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    March 1962: 1-15
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Files. Chronological FileMarch 1962: 1-15

    This folder contains carbon copies of the President's outgoing correspondence. Materials in this folder include letters from President Kennedy to individuals and organizations regarding support to resume atmospheric nuclear testing; emergency boards to solve disputes in the airline and railroad industries; a proposed reorganization of the Army; the...

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    KN-23788. President John F. Kennedy with Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr., at Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas
    White House Photographs12 September 1962

    President John F. Kennedy views space flight equipment during a tour of spacecraft displays inside a hangar at the Rich Building of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas. Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (center left), briefs President Kennedy; Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth, stands at left. Also...

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