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.
The President went aboard the USS. Observation Island to watch a Polaris Missille launch from the submarine named Andrew Jackson.
Torbert MacDonald and Dave Powers were Jfk’s guests at Ambassador kennedy’s home in Palm Beach,Florida (1095 North Ocean Blvd) After lunch They were watching Navy vs. Duke with JFK giving them 10 points, And Jfk won 38-25. JFK wanted his winnings Now so Dave and Torbert had to go upstaird to get their wallets.