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White House Photographs
Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (left) explains the details of the space capsule Friendship 7 to President John F. Kennedy (at right, facing away) following the presentation ceremony of his National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal 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. Those looking on include: Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington (back left, in profile), Special Assistant to the President Lawrence “Larry” O’Brien (in back, left of Senator Robert Kerr of Oklahoma), Senator Kerr (behind Lieutenant Colonel Glenn, facing away), Glenn's son David Glenn (partially hidden, over Glenn's shoulder), President Kennedy's brother-in-law Prince Stanislaus Radziwill of Poland (mostly hidden, in back, right of David Glenn), Glenn's wife Annie Glenn (left of President Kennedy), Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (partially hidden behind the President), and Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center Dr. Robert Gilruth (mostly hidden, behind Vice President Johnson).