White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (left, on speakers' platform) delivers remarks to employees of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation plant in St. Louis, Missouri. Seated at right: Associate Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner; Director of the Bureau of the Budget, David E. Bell; Senator Alexander Wiley (Wisconsin); Senator Edward V. Long (Missouri); Director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Dr. Wernher von Braun; Director of Manned Space Flight, D. Brainerd Holmes. Also pictured: White House Secret Service agents, Roy Kellerman and Lubert “Bert” de Freese. U.S. Navy Phantom II and U.S. Air Force FJ-420 jet fighter planes sit in background. President Kennedy visited the McDonnell plant as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations. Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Airport, St. Louis, Missouri.