White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (wearing sunglasses) tours the Titan Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Director of Range Safety Operations with the Eastern Test Range at Patrick Air Force Base, Colonel Dan F. Thompson (center right, back to camera), briefs President Kennedy; models of the Titan II and Titan III missiles sit on table in foreground. Also pictured: Associate Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center, Major General Leighton I. Davis; Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene M. Zuckert; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Paul Nitze; Minister of Defence of Great Britain, Peter Thorneycroft; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Administrator of NASA, Dr. James E. Webb; Director of NASA's Launch Operations Center, Dr. Kurt H. Debus; Manager of Florida Operations for the Manned Spacecraft Center, G. Merritt Preston. The President visited Cape Canaveral as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations.