White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy views a mock-up of the Gemini space capsule, during a tour of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation plant in St. Louis, Missouri. On platform, in foreground (L-R): McDonnell engineer, Elbert Wiegand (seated in cockpit of the two-man spacecraft); Vice President of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation and General Manager of Projects Mercury and Gemini, Walter F. Burke (back to camera); President Kennedy; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, James S. McDonnell; Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb. Also pictured: Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner; Representative Albert Thomas (Texas); Special Assistant to the President, Kenneth P. O’Donnell; Secretary to the Assistant Press Secretary, Barbara Gamarekian; White House Secret Service agents, Jack Ready, Emory Roberts, Roy Kellerman, Win Lawson, and Frank Yeager. The President visited the McDonnell plant as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations. Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Airport, St. Louis, Missouri.