President John F. Kennedy (center, mostly hidden in crowd) and others view a Saturn rocket launch site under construction at Launch Complex 37, during a tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Also pictured: Director of Manned Space Flight, D. Brainerd Holmes; Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence of Great Britain, Sir Solly Zuckerman; Saturn Project Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Rocco Petrone; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance. President Kennedy visited Cape Canaveral as part of a two-day inspection tour of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) field installations.
President John F. Kennedy (center, facing away) tours the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Director of the MSFC, Dr. Wernher von Braun (center left), briefs President Kennedy. Also pictured: Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; Associate Administrator of NASA, Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Senator Alexander Wiley (Wisconsin); Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Paul Nitze; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Representative George P. Miller (California); chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence of Great Britain, Sir Solly Zuckerman; Minister of Defence of Great Britain, Peter Thorneycroft; Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and Vice Chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Dr. Leonard Carmichael; Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene M. Zuckert; Assistant Press Secretary, Malcolm Kilduff; Representative Albert Thomas (Texas); Director of the Bureau of the Budget, David E. Bell; Special Assistants to the President, Kenneth P. O’Donnell and Dave Powers; Director of Manned Space Flight, D. Brainerd Holmes; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; White House Secret Service agents, Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn and Roy Kellerman. Photographers and members of the press observe at right. The President visited the MSFC as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.