Saturday, November 16, 1963
November 16, 1963
JFK traveled from Palm Beach to Cape Canaveral, Florida on this Saturday morning, where he visited Pad B at Complex 37 and was briefed by Wernher Von Braun on the Saturn rocket booster.
He is seen in the photo below with (L-R) NASA Associated Administrator Robert C. Seamans, Jr., Florida Senator George Smathers, NASA Administrator James E. Webb, Dr. Wernher Von Braun (partially hidden), NASA Deputy Administrator Hugh L. Dryden, and military aide to the President Chester V. Clinton. Although not shown in the photo, long-time aide Kenny O’Donnell also accompanied him on trip.
During his time in Cape Canaveral, JFK also viewed a Polaris missile being fired from a submarine.
After he returned to Palm Beach, JFK spent the afternoon swimming and watching the Navy-Duke football game on television.
Sitting around with his guests after dinner, Kennedy gave a “better than usual” rendition of September Song.