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: Commander Shepard; Deputy Administrator of NASA, Hugh L. Dryden; astronaut Lieutenant Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr.; astronaut Captain Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom; President John F. Kennedy; Congressman Overton Brooks (Louisiana); 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 (behind); 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.