THE ATTIC ROOM / NASA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY THE ATTIC ROOM / NASA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Editorial use only.
President Kennedy viewing Saturn V rocket. Footage of US President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) during the Saturn V part of his tour of NASA facilities at Merrit Island, near Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, on 16 November 1963. Kennedy was accompanied by German-US aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun (to his right, pointing up), the lead designer of the rocket. The Saturn V rocket was used in the Apollo programme to reach the Moon. During this tour, Kennedy was also briefed on the Gemini programme and took an aerial tour of the facility. This was Kennedy's third visit to Cape Canaveral, taking place a week before his assassination. The site was renamed the Kennedy Space Center in his honour on 29 November 1963.
Model release not available. Property release not available.