VIP Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Complex 39 in Florida on January 31, 1971 during prelaunch activities for Apollo 14. In the center is Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, to his left is HRN Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark (future Queen of Spain), and to her left is Apollo 11 Commander Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. To Armstrong's left is Juan Carlos, future King of Spain and husband of Princess Sophia. Behind Agnew is Caspar Weinberger, President Richard Nixon's Deputy Director of Management and Budget. Labeled "NASA space shot, Spiro Agnew, Hugh O'Brien, etc."
The location for this image and all of the Morton Apollo 11 and 14 images is technically Cape Kennedy; prior to 1963 the Cape area about 45 miles east of Orlando, Florida had been known as Artesia (1893-1954), Port Canaveral (1954-1962) and Cape Canaveral (1962-Present). But in 1963, following the death of President Kennedy, it was renamed Cape Kennedy to honor the fallen President. In 1973, the residents voted to return the name to Cape Canaveral. And at that point the NASA space center was given the name Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
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