Muchea Tracking Station, Western Australia

Mercury Space Tracking Network Station No. 8


In this section

Introduction to Muchea

Muchea Essay by Hamish Lindsay

External photos

Internal photos

Staff Photos

Frames from a film taken at Muchea

Plans of the Station

Missions supported

Mercury Tracking and Communication Networks poster

News clippings


The Dakota tragedy

Muchea Today (2006, 2011)

Shire of Chittering Commemorative Display

Friendship 7

On February 20th 1962, Lt. Col. John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth – tracked across Australia on his three orbits by the NASA stations at Muchea and Woomera.

Friendship 7

Friendship 7 Essay by Hamish Lindsay

Friendship 7 booklet

Celebrations in Perth, 20 February 2012

Messages for the 50th

Messages for the 50th anniversary of Friendship 7 in 2012.