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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).
White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (left) and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (right, in profile) stand with astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (left of Vice President Johnson), his wife, Annie Glenn (left of Lieutenant Colonel Glenn), and daughter, Lyn Glenn (right of President Kennedy), upon the President's arrival at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the presentation ceremony of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant Colonel Glenn. Those looking on in the crowd include (L-R): Senator Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma (in back, directly behind the President, wearing glasses), White House Secret Service Agent Floyd Boring (in back, right of the President), Senator George Smathers of Florida (in back, partially hidden behind Agent Boring), President Kennedy's brother-in-law Prince Stanislaus Radziwill of Poland (in back, right of Senator Smathers), and Congressman Paul G. Rogers of Florida (in back, right of Lieutenant Colonel Glenn, wearing glasses). Brevard County, Florida.