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White House Photographs
Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (at lectern) delivers remarks upon receiving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal from President John F. Kennedy at Hangar ‘S,’ Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brevard County, Florida. Seated on the platform, first row (L-R): astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, astronaut Captain Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Congressman George P. Miller (California), Senator Robert S. Kerr (Oklahoma), Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center Dr. Robert Gilruth (partially hidden behind Lieutenant Colonel Glenn), Administrator of NASA James E. Webb, President Kennedy, Glenn's wife Annie Glenn (wearing red dress), Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center Major General Leighton I. Davis, Governor Farris Bryant of Florida, and Air Force Aide to the President Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh. Second row, beginning at right of lectern (L-R): Congressman Albert Thomas (Texas), Senator George Smathers of Florida (mostly hidden behind Administrator Webb), astronaut Lieutenant Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Glenn's daughter Lyn Glenn, his son David Glenn, astronaut Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter, and astronaut Major Donald K. “Deke” Slayton (partially hidden behind Major General Davis). Congressman Olin E. Teague of Texas (mostly hidden behind Lieutenant Commander Schirra), Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington (partially hidden behind David Glenn), and President Kennedy's brother-in-law Prince Stanislaus Radziwill of Poland (far right, mostly hidden behind Brigadier General McHugh) sit in the third row; all others unidentified. The space capsule Friendship 7 is visible at far right.