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Kennedy Visits Nasa

Written by: George Chittenden : 31 Jul 2019

This brilliant photo was taken at Cape Canaveral in Sept 1962, at the NASA space centre. In the photo we can clearly see President Kennedy and Vice-President Lyndon B Johnson. During the visit President John F. Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom. When the President paused his tour, he approached the man and said, "Hi, I'm Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?"

JFK visiting the NASA Space Centre

JFK visiting the NASA Space Centre

"Well, Mr. President," the janitor responded, "I'm helping put a man on the moon." In our opinion at The History Project, that’s a great response. Of course, only a month later most of the people in this photo were struggling to deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis, the thirteen-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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