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White House Photographs
Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (right of lectern) stands with his wife, Annie Glenn (wearing red dress), and daughter, Lyn Glenn (wearing yellow dress), upon receiving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal from President John F. Kennedy (at lectern) at Hangar ‘S,’ Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brevard County, Florida. Looking on from the platform (L-R): astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr., astronaut Captain Virgil “Gus” Grissom, unidentified (in back), Congressman George P. Miller (California), unidentified (in back), Senator Robert S. Kerr (Oklahoma), Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (partially hidden behind President Kennedy), Congressman Edward P. Boland of Massachusetts (in back, partially hidden), Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center Dr. Robert Gilruth, Administrator of NASA James E. Webb (mostly hidden behind Lieutenant Colonel Glenn), Glenn's son David Glenn, unidentified (in back), Air Force Aide to the President Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh (back to camera), Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington (mostly hidden behind Brigadier General McHugh), Congressman Harold C. Ostertag of New York (in back, right of Senator Magnuson), astronaut Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter, Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center Major General Leighton I. Davis (in front), astronaut Major Donald K. “Deke” Slayton (in back), Governor Farris Bryant of Florida (facing away), and President Kennedy's brother-in-law Prince Stanislaus Radziwill of Poland (in back). The space capsule Friendship 7 is visible at far right.