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Dr. von Braun and Lady Bird Johnson
Dr. von Braun and Lady Bird Johnson

Dr. Wernher von Braun, the first center director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Director in Huntsville, Ala., presented Lady Bird Johnson with an inscribed hard hat during the First Lady's March 24, 1964 visit. While at the Marshall Center, she addressed center employees, toured facilities and witnessed test firings of a Saturn I first stage and an F-1 engine. Dr. von Braun is wearing a Texas hat presented to him months earlier by President Lyndon Johnson during a visit to the Johnson ranch in Texas.

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