Muchea Tracking Station, Western Australia

Mercury Space Tracking Network Station No. 8


In this section

Introduction to Muchea

Muchea Essay by Hamish Lindsay

Early days – Jack Duperouzel interview

External photos

Internal photos

Staff Photos

Frames from a film taken at Muchea

Plans of the Station

Missions supported

Faith 7 audio recorded at Muchea

Mercury Tracking and Communication Networks poster

News clippings


Photos from Glenis Austin

Photos from Marion Martin

Ed Beckman photos

Mercury Aeromedical Monitors – new

The Dakota tragedy

Muchea last days

Muchea Today (2006, 2011)

Shire of Chittering Commemorative Display

Featured: 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 Red Lake (Woomera).

Friendship 7

Friendship 7 mission as heard at Red Lake new audio
(in the Red Lake section)

Covering the Friendship 7 mission – by John Penlington

Thanks from the Mercury Flight Director – new

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.