White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (right, at lectern) delivers remarks at Rice University regarding the nation's efforts in space exploration. Seated on speakers' platform: Director of Operations for Project Mercury, Dr. Walter C. Williams; Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Director of Manned Space Flight, D. Brainerd Holmes; Dean of Engineering at Rice University, Dr. Franz R. Brotzen; Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence of Great Britain, Sir Solly Zuckerman; Chancellor of Rice University, Dr. Carey Croneis; Governor of Texas, Price Daniel; Senator Alexander Wiley (Wisconsin); Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Mayor of Houston, Lewis Cutrer; President of Rice University, Dr. Kenneth S. Pitzer. Also pictured: Secretary to the Assistant Press Secretary, Barbara Gamarekian; White House Secret Service agent, Joe Paolella. Members of the press sit at left in background; spectators observe from the stands. Rice University Stadium, Houston, Texas.