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. Also pictured: Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; President of the National Aeronautic Association, Martin M. Decker; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene M. Zuckert; Secretary of the Navy, Fred Korth; Cdr. Schirra; Cdr. Shepard; Maj. Cooper; Maj. Slayton; Lt. Col. Glenn; Maj. Grissom; Lt. Cdr. Carpenter; 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; Cdr. Shepard's wife, Louise Shepard; Maj. Grissom's father, Dennis Grissom; Maj. Grissom's wife, Betty Grissom; Senator Clinton P. Anderson (New Mexico); Lt. Cdr. Carpenter's wife, Rene Carpenter; Maj. Cooper's wife, Trudy Cooper; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; White House Secret Service agents, Jack Ready and Bill Payne; and National Park Service (NPS) Photographer, Abbie Rowe. Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.