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President Kennedy meeting Gemini crew. Footage of US President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) during the Gemini briefing part of his tour of NASA facilities at Merrit Island, near Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, on 16 November 1963. Kennedy (centre) talks with George Low (Chief of Manned Space Flight) and two Gemini astronauts, Gordon Cooper and Gus Grissom. Kennedy, also accompanied by NASA Administrator James Webb, is shown the Gemini capsule and meets ground crew and engineers. This was Kennedy's third visit to Cape Canaveral, taking place a week before his assassination. During this tour, Kennedy was also briefed on the Apollo programme and took an aerial tour of the facility. The site was renamed the Kennedy Space Center in his honour on 29 November 1963.
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