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