JFK on Space as a Political Struggle

President John F. Kennedy, Senator Smathers, and NASA officials are briefed by Dr. Wernher Von Braun on 16 November, 1963, at Pad B, Complex 37, Cape Canaveral, Florida, regarding the Saturn rocket.  L-R: Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr., Associate Administrator, NASA; Senator George Smathers; President Kennedy; James E. Webb, Administrator, NASA; Dr. Wernher Von Braun (partially hidden); Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, Deputy Administrator, NASA; and Gen. Chester V. Clifton, Military Aide to the President. Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. ST-C400-6-63.