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. Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, James S. McDonnell, stand at far left behind platform. Those seated at right include: Associate Administrator of 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); Governor of Missouri, John M. Dalton; Representative Albert Thomas (Texas); Representative George P. Miller (California); Director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Dr. Wernher von Braun; Director of Manned Space Flight, D. Brainerd Holmes; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth. Also pictured: White House Secret Service agents, Roy Kellerman, Dave Grant, Lubert “Bert” de Freese, and Bill Duncan. 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.