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, and a Flight Director for Apollo 17.)

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


(For Friendship 7, please see this page.)

 

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