White House Photographs
Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr., looks inside the space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant Colonel Glenn at Hangar 'S,’ Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brevard County, Florida. The Friendship 7 carried Lieutenant Colonel Glenn in orbit around the earth three times. Lieutenant Colonel Glenn (facing away and shaking hands with Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center Dr. Robert Gilruth) stands at far right; astronaut Major Donald K. “Deke” Slayton (in profile) stands on the platform above, left of the capsule. Those looking on include: Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington (in back, left of Mrs. Glenn), Congressman Edward P. Boland of Massachusetts (partially hidden, right of Senator Magnuson), Congressman Harold C. Ostertag of New York (right of Congressman Boland, facing camera), Glenn's daughter Lyn Glenn (in profile, right of Mrs. Glenn), his son David Glenn (partially hidden behind Lyn Glenn), Senator Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma (directly behind David Glenn), and Congressman A. Sydney Herlong, Jr. of Florida (far right, behind Dr. Gilruth).