john kennesy

Kennedy Tours Cape Canaveral

In this photograph from 1962, President John F. Kennedy attends a briefing given by Major Rocco Petrone during a tour of Blockhouse 34 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex. Also in attendance are Vice-President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. 

The center was renamed in honor of Kennedy, the nation’s 35th president, following his death. His vision to land astronauts on the moon within that decade inspired and challenged the agency. 

Image credit: NASA