White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy stands with Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, James S. McDonnell, and others upon arrival aboard Air Force One at Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Airport, St. Louis, Missouri. Standing at bottom of airplane stairs (L-R): unidentified U.S. Air Force officer; Representative George P. Miller (California); President Kennedy; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Mr. McDonnell; Representative Albert Thomas (Texas); Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb. Descending stairs: Associate Administrator of NASA, Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; Senator Alexander Wiley (Wisconsin); White House Secret Service agent, Roy Kellerman; Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Special Assistants to the President, Kenneth P. O’Donnell and Dave Powers. President Kennedy traveled to St. Louis to visit the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation plant during a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.