White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (right, mostly hidden behind astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.) views space flight equipment during a tour of spacecraft displays inside a hangar at the Rich Building of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas; Lieutenant Colonel Glenn briefs President Kennedy. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson stands in center with Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth, and Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb. Also pictured: chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence of Great Britain, Sir Solly Zuckerman; astronaut Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter; Director of Operations for Project Mercury, Dr. Walter C. Williams; Director of the Bureau of the Budget, David E. Bell; White House Secret Service agents, Roy Kellerman and Charlie Kunkel. The President visited the Center as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.