U.S. President Nixon holds a model of the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente

 
U.S. President Nixon holds a model of the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente
U.S. President Richard M. Nixon (R) holds a model of the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle as he met with NASA Administrator Dr. James C. Fletcher in San Clemente, California on January 5, 1972 and released to Reuters on June 30, 2011. The president announced later that day that the U.S. would proceed with the program. The final launch of the space shuttle program is scheduled for July 8. Only black and white available. REUTERS/NASA Archives (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCI TECH TRANSPORT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS