White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy tours spacecraft displays inside a hangar at the Rich Building of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas; a mock-up of a Gemini paraglider is visible in the background. Left to right: White House Press Secretary, Pierre Salinger (back to camera); Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr. (in back); President Kennedy; Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb (partially hidden); astronaut Major Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh (in back); Associate Administrator of NASA, Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; (in back, mostly hidden); Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Director of Operations for Project Mercury, Dr. Walter C. Williams; Representative George P. Miller of California (in back, partially hidden); Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton (very back, mostly hidden); Director of Manned Space Flight, D. Brainerd Holmes; Governor of Texas, Price Daniel; unidentified. The President visited the Center as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.