Palm Springs, California (JFK+50) On December 9, 1962, President John F. Kennedy awoke at the home of Bing Crosby here in Palm Springs and later attended mass at Sacred Heart Church.
The President's western tour began at Offutt AFB in Nebraska on December 7th where he toured the headquarters of Strategic Air Command. From there he went to Santa Fe, New Mexico and inspected the facilities at Los Alamos.
**Sandia National Laboratories, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, develops, engineers and tests the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons. Established in 1948, the company is home of the Z Machine, the largest X-ray generator in the world.