Sound recording of a meeting held on September 18, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and NASA (National Aeronautic and Space Administration) Administrator James Webb. They discuss the space program and the lunar landing. President Kennedy voices concern that the space program has lost its glamor politically which in tandem with the Congressional push for budget cuts will make for a hard sell during the 1964 Presidential campaign. There is much commentary from Administrator Webb on the Congressional leadership, issues with congressional committees, and the budget needed for the success of the program. Administrator Webb and President Kennedy agree that emphasizing the military/national security aspect of the space program will help to bring the mission back into the forefront. Administrator Webb talks openly about President Kennedy’s leadership on science and technology, the importance of the space program, and how it will affect the country’s future. President Kennedy is attempting to find a way to make the space race return to political favor and public support, which he believes is now wavering. After the meeting there is a recording of a short eight-minute staff discussion that occurs either on September 18, 1963, or September 19, 1963. President Kennedy discusses balance of payments, civil rights, and Canadian trade with the Soviet Union. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 111, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 111 in its entirety.