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 new

The Dakota tragedy

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

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.