Muchea, Western Australia


 

Missions Supported by Muchea

May 5 1961
MR-3
Freedom 7
(Alan Shepard’s suborbital flight –
Muchea not involved.)

July 21 1961

MR-4
Liberty Bell 7
(Gus Grissom’s suborbital flight –
Muchea not involved.)
September 13 1961 MA-4 Single orbit flight – unmanned Mercury spacecraft.
Scott Carpenter was Senior Flight Controller at Muchea.
November 29 1961 MA-5 Two orbit flight with Enos the chimpanzee.
Walter Schirra was Senior Flight Controller at Muchea.
February 20 1962 MA-6
Friendship 7
First American manned orbital Mercury flight.
Three orbits – with John Glenn. (See this page)
Gordon Cooper was Senior Flight Controller at Muchea.
May 24 1962 MA-7
Aurora 7
Second American manned orbital flight. Three orbits – with Scott Carpenter.
Deke Slayton was Senior Flight Controller at Muchea.
October 3 1962 MA-8
Sigma 7
Third American manned orbital flight. Six orbits – with Walter Schirra.
Mr Eugene Duret (one of the Canadian Avro engineers who moved to NASA) was Senior Flight Controller.
May 15–16 1963 MA-9
Faith 7
Fourth American manned orbital flight. 22 orbits with Gordon Cooper.
Mr Chuck Lewis was the Senior Flight Controller at Muchea. (Chuck was also Capcom at Carnarvon for Gemini 5, Assistant Flight Director for the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and one of the Flight Directors for Apollo 17.)

Sources: Jack Duperouzel, Muchea booklet, “Flight” by Christopher Kraft.


(For Friendship 7, please see this page.)

 

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