White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy views space flight equipment during a tour of spacecraft displays inside a hangar at the Rich Building of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas. Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (center left), briefs President Kennedy; Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth, stands at left. Also pictured: Director of Operations for Project Mercury, Dr. Walter C. Williams; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; Associate Administrator of NASA, Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; Representative George P. Miller (California); Director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Dr. Wernher von Braun; Director of the Bureau of the Budget, David E. Bell. The President visited the Center as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.