White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy views a mock-up of the Gemini space capsule, during a tour of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation plant in St. Louis, Missouri. On platform, in foreground (L-R): McDonnell engineer, Elbert Wiegand (seated in cockpit of the two-man spacecraft); Vice President of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation and General Manager of Projects Mercury and Gemini, Walter F. Burke (back to camera); President Kennedy; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, James S. McDonnell; Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb. Also pictured: Senator Alexander Wiley (Wisconsin); Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; Director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Dr. Wernher von Braun; Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; Director of Manned Space Flight, D. Brainerd Holmes; Director of the Bureau of the Budget, David E. Bell; Senator Edward V. Long (Missouri); Vice President and General Counsel of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, Thomas G. Rutledge; Governor of Missouri, John M. Dalton; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; White House Secret Service agents, Roy Kellerman, Frank Yeager, Charlie Kunkel, Bill Duncan, and Joe Paolella. The President visited the McDonnell plant as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations. Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Airport, St. Louis, Missouri.