Press Conference, 5 May 1961

Press Conference, 5 May 1961
5 May 1961
1 audio tape/reel (33 minutes)
Public Domain
Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of May 5, 1961 (News Conference 11). President Kennedy begins the press conference with an update on the status of the nuclear test ban negotiations in Geneva. He then announces that Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson would be undertaking a fact finding mission to Asia; that the United States representative on the Council of the Organization of American states would be proposing a meeting of the Inter-American Economic and Social Council to discuss economic and social development in the Americas. Finally, he announces the sale of an aluminum extrusion plant in Adrian, Michigan. Following the announcements the President answers questions from the press on a variety of topics including problems facing the United States as a free society, the United States space program, and the successful launching of the first American astronaut, Alan B. Shepard, into space.
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. White House Army Signal Agency. (05/01/1954 - 1962)