White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (in background, right of lectern) tours spacecraft displays inside a hangar at the Rich Building of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas; astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (mostly hidden, right of President Kennedy), briefs the President on a mock-up of the lunar lander, also known as "the Bug." Standing with President Kennedy: Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth. Photographers and members of the press observe at right. The President visited the Center as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.