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IFP:92A "Nation Hails Cooper"

Accession Number: IFP:92A

Description: "Nation Hails Cooper." President John F. Kennedy joins Major Gordon Cooper's parents at the White House. Major Cooper and his family arrive at the White House accompanied by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnon. The President welcomes Cooper and his family in the Rose Garden, presenting the Major with the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. For text of proceedings see the Public Papers, 1963, #199. Major Cooper makes a brief statement to the press before traveling by motorcade to the Capitol. Several of the original astronauts join the procession in separate cars behind Cooper. Inside of the House Chamber, Major Cooper receives a standing ovation.

Credit Line
: Please credit "Universal Newsreels. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum."

21 May 1963

Universal Newsreels, Inc. Voice by Fred Maness.

Public Domain