Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.'s successful completion of the Mercury-Atlas 6 test flight, also known as Friendship 7. Materials in this folder include a press release of President Kennedy conferring the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal on Dr. Robert R. Gilruth and Colonel Glenn, a photograph of the President inspecting the interior of the Friendship 7 capsule with Colonel Glenn at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and congratulatory correspondence between President Kennedy and foreign heads of state, including Queen Elizabeth II of England, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India. This folder contains some foreign language material.