Executive Order 11129--Designating certain facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and of the Department of Defense, in the State of Florida, as the John F. Kennedy Space Center
Source: The provisions of Executive Order 11129 of Nov. 29, 1963, appear at 28 FR 12787, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 794, unless otherwise noted.
WHEREAS President John F. Kennedy lighted the imagination of our people when he set the moon as our target and man as the means to reach it; and
WHEREAS the installations now to be renamed are a center and symbol of our country's peaceful assault on space; and
WHEREAS it is in the nature of this assault that it should test the limits of our youth and grace, our strength and wit, our vigor and perseverance--qualities fitting to the memory of John F. Kennedy:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby designate the facilities of the Launch Operations Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the facilities of Station No. 1 of the Atlantic Missile Range, in the State of Florida, as the John F. Kennedy Space Center; and such facilities shall be hereafter known and referred to by that name.