White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy stands with the recipients of the 1961 Robert J. Collier Trophy; President Kennedy presented the trophy to four X-15 pilots on behalf of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). In foreground (L-R): President Kennedy; A. Scott Crossfield (North American Aviation); Major Robert M. White (U.S. Air Force); Joseph A. Walker (National Aeronautics and Space Administration); Commander Forrest S. Petersen (U.S. Navy). Also pictured: Secretary of the Navy, Fred Korth; Administrator of NASA, Dr. James E. Webb; Chairman of the Board of the National Aeronautic Association, Jacqueline Cochran; White House correspondent for The Washington Star, Garnett D. Horner. West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.