Motion picture of President John F. Kennedy presenting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to Major L. Gordon Cooper after his historic space flight. NASA Administrator James E. Webb and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson make presentations to individuals who contributed to the space flight. Ceremonies were held in the Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C. Produced by: Naval Photographic Center, 1211-32. Photographed by: Thomas M. Atkins, Robert L. Knudsen.
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CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) motion picture excerpt of President John F. Kennedy delivering a Special Message to Congress on Urgent National Needs in the House of Representatives chamber, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. This is not the President's full address. In this excerpt the President argues for support for the nation's space program. While listing national goals, the President states, "First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." This excerpt ends abruptly. CBS No. 610525-01A. Copyright restrictions apply.
Motion picture narrated by Charlton Heston and focusing on the national and international scene during the month of June, 1963. Events covered include activities at the Vatican, with the election and coronation of Pope Paul VI as successor to the late Pope John XXIII, the launching of a Soviet rocket and background on the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, battles in South Vietnam between Communists and South Vietnamese soldiers, the integration of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, with the admission of African-American students Vivian Malone and James Hood while Alabama Governor George C. Wallace stood by in opposition, and President John F. Kennedy's trip to Berlin, Germany, and his remarks upon signing the Golden Book at the Rathaus Schöneberg on Rudolph Wilde Platz. In his remarks President Kennedy famously proclaims, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Directed by: Walter de Hoog and Bruce Herschensohn. Screenplay and Music by: Bruce Herschensohn. Narrated by: Charlton Heston. "A News of the Day Production."
Motion picture covering the official state visit of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the Empress Farah, including welcoming ceremonies at Union Station in Washington, D.C., and visits to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) site at Cape Canaveral, Florida, military sites with President John F. Kennedy, the United States Capitol, and the White House and other sites in Washington, D.C., for meetings and gatherings involving President Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. Also included is a visit to New York City and United Nations (UN) headquarters. Presented by: United States Information Agency (USIA) Produced by: Van Praag Productions, Inc.
Silent motion picture containing scenes of President John F. Kennedy visiting Cape Canaveral, Florida. President Kennedy walks from Air Force One (VC-137A aircraft) with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Launch Operations Director Kurt Debus. President Kennedy, Director Debus, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) Major General Leighton I. Davis leave by car. President Kennedy also talks with missile-men and civilian personnel, makes an address, and boards Air Force One for departure. Materials in this series were created, commissioned, or collected by the United States Air Force.
Silent motion picture covering the presentation ceremony of the 1962 Robert J. Collier Trophy on October 10, 1963, in the Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C. President John F. Kennedy participates in the ceremony honoring the original team of United States astronauts for pioneering manned space flight in Project Mercury. Astronauts receiving the award are Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr.; Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; Major L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.; Major Donald K. Slayton; Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.; Major Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom; Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter. The following are shown delivering remarks (footage is silent) President of the National Aeronautic Association, Martin M. Decker; President Kennedy; Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; and Major Slayton. Among others shown: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene M. Zuckert; Secretary of the Navy, Fred Korth; Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Curtis E. LeMay; Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency, Najeeb Halaby; Cdr. Schirra's wife, Jo Schirra; Maj. Slayton's wife, Marjorie Slayton; Lt. Col. Glenn's wife, Annie Glenn; Maj. Grissom's mother, Cecile Grissom; Cdr. Shepard's wife, Louise Shepard; Maj. Grissom's father, Dennis Grissom; Maj. Grissom's wife, Betty Grissom; Senator Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico; Lt. Cdr. Carpenter's wife, Rene Carpenter; Maj. Cooper's wife, Trudy Cooper. Materials in this series were created, commissioned, or collected by the United States Air Force.
Video of the National Aeronautic Space Administration's (NASA) coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s address at Rice University, Houston, Texas, concerning the nation's efforts in space exploration. In his speech the President discusses the necessity for the United States to become an international leader in space exploration and famously states, "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."