White House Photographs
Meeting following the presentation ceremony of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Seated (L-R): Commander Shepard; Deputy Administrator of NASA, Hugh L. Dryden (behind Shepard); Congressman Overton Brooks (Louisiana); Senator Styles Bridges (New Hampshire); unidentified; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; President John F. Kennedy (in rocking chair). Also pictured: Executive Secretary of National Aeronautics and Space Council, Edward C. Welsh (standing, far left); Administrator of Federal Aviation Agency, Najeeb Halaby (in front of doorway with head turned); Director of the United States Secret Service, U. E. Baughman; White House Secret Service agents, Arthur L. "Art" Godfrey and Jim Johnson. Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C.