White House Photographs
Presentation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. On platform, L-R: Louise Brewer Shepard (wife of Commander Shepard); Renza (Emerson) Shepard (mother Commander Shepard); Commander Shepard; astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.; Administrator of NASA, James E. Webb; President John F. Kennedy; astronaut Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter. Standing on colonnade at right, L-R: Postmaster General, J. Edward Day; Secretary of the Treasury, C. Douglas Dillon; Under Secretary of State, Chester B. Bowles; Assistant Special Counsel to the President, Richard Goodwin. Reporters and photographers unidentified. Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.