White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy confers with Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb, and others, during a tour of Mercury spacecraft systems and equipment inside Hangar S at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Standing in foreground (L-R): Manager of Florida Operations for the Manned Spacecraft Center, G. Merritt Preston (back to camera); President Kennedy; astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper (back to camera); Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Administrator Webb; Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene M. Zuckert; Representative Albert Thomas (Texas). Also pictured: Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Associate Administrator of NASA, Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Curtis E. LeMay; chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence of Great Britain, Sir Solly Zuckerman; Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; White House Secret Service agents, Bill Duncan and Roy Kellerman. Mercury spacecraft capsule #19 sits at left in background. The President visited Cape Canaveral as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.