White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (at microphones) delivers remarks prior to presenting the 1962 Robert J. Collier Trophy to astronauts Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter, Major L. Gordon Cooper, Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr., Major Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Commander Walter M. Schirra, Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and Major Donald K. “Deke” Slayton. First row (L-R): Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; President of the National Aeronautic Association, Martin M. Decker; President Kennedy; and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Second row (L-R): Secretary of the Navy, Fred Korth; Cdr. Schirra; Cdr. Shepard; Maj. Cooper; Maj. Slayton; Lt. Col. Glenn; Maj. Grissom; and Lt. Cdr. Carpenter. Third row (L-R): Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Curtis E. LeMay (partially hidden); Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency, Najeeb Halaby (in back); Cdr. Schirra's wife, Jo Schirra; unidentified (in back); Maj. Slayton's wife, Marjorie Slayton; Lt. Col. Glenn's wife, Annie Glenn; Maj. Grissom's mother, Cecile Grissom (in back); Cdr. Shepard's wife, Louise Shepard; Maj. Grissom's father, Dennis Grissom (in back); Maj. Grissom's wife, Betty Grissom; Senator Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico (in back); Lt. Cdr. Carpenter's wife, Rene Carpenter; and Maj. Cooper's wife, Trudy Cooper. Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.