White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy tours Mercury spacecraft systems and equipment inside Hangar S at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida; astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper (mostly hidden) and Manager of Florida Operations for the Manned Spacecraft Center, G. Merritt Preston, stand right of President Kennedy. Also pictured: Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Senator Alexander Wiley (Wisconsin); Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene M. Zuckert; Associate Administrator of NASA, Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; Director of the Bureau of the Budget, David E. Bell; Saturn Project Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Rocco Petrone; Representative Albert Thomas (Texas); White House Secret Service agents, Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn, Dave Grant, Bill Duncan, and Roy Kellerman. Mercury spacecraft capsule #19 (partially out of frame) sits at far left in background. The President visited Cape Canaveral as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.