NEIL A. ARMSTRONG; COL. EDWIN E. ALDRIN, JR., USAF; COL. MICHAEL COLLINS, USAF
For the epic flight of Apollo 11 and the first landing of man on the surface of the Moon, July 20, 1969.
COL. FRANK BORMAN, USAF; CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL, JR., USN; AND LT. COL. WILLIAM A. ANDERS, USAF
As the crew of Apollo 8 and representing the entire United States space flight team for the successful and flawless execution of the first manned lunar orbit mission in history.
LAWRENCE A. HYLAND
Representing the Surveyor Program Team at Hughes Aircraft Company, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and associated organizations that put the eyes and hands of the United States on the Moon.
JAMES S. MCDONNELL
For his leadership and perseverance in advancing aeronautics and astronautics exemplified by the F-4 Phantom aircraft and the Gemini space vehicles.
JAMES E. WEBB AND HUGH L. DRYDEN
Representing all of the Gemini program teams which significantly advanced human experience in space flight..
GENERAL CURTIS E. LEMAY
For development of high performance aircraft, missiles and space systems which in 1964 significantly expanded the frontiers of American aeronautics and astronautics.
CLARENCE L. "KELLY" JOHNSON
For designing and directing the development of the USAF A-11 Mach 3 aircraft.
LT. CMDR. MALCOLM SCOTT CARPENTER, USN; MAJ. L. GORDON COOPER, USAF; LT. COL. JOHN H. GLENN, JR. USMC; MAJOR VIRGIL I. GRISSOM, USAF; CMDR. WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR., USN; CMDR. ALAN B. SHEPARD, JR., USN; MAJOR DONALD K. SLAYTON, USAF
For pioneering manned space flight in the United States.
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MAJOR ROBERT M. WHITE, USAF; JOSEPH A. WALKER, NASA; A. SCOTT CROSSFIELD, NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION; AND COMMANDER FORREST PETERSEN, USN
For invaluable technological contributions to the advancement of flight and for great skill and courage as test pilots of the X-15.
VICE ADMIRAL WILLIAM F. RABORN, USN
Under whose direction the United States Navy, Science and Industry created the operational fleet ballistic missile weapon system Polaris.