White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (wearing sunglasses) views models of the Titan II and Titan III missiles, during a tour of the Titan Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida; Director of Range Safety Operations with the Eastern Test Range at Patrick Air Force Base, Colonel Dan F. Thompson (center right, in foreground), briefs President Kennedy. Also pictured: Senator Alexander Wiley (Wisconsin); Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene M. Zuckert; Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Paul Nitze; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Minister of Defence of Great Britain, Peter Thorneycroft; Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; Director of NASA's Launch Operations Center, Dr. Kurt H. Debus; Manager of Florida Operations for the Manned Spacecraft Center, G. Merritt Preston; White House Secret Service agents, Rufus Youngblood, Ron Pontius, and Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn. President Kennedy visited Cape Canaveral as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.