Muchea Last Days
Muchea prepares to close
outstanding in the Mercury network
Edwin P. Hartman, NASA Senior Scientific Representative in Australia sent this letter in November 1963.
In February 1964, former Muchea Station Director, Lewis Wainwright, wrote to Muchea staff passing on these words of thanks from Minister of Supply Allen Fairhall.
The letter was written from Carnarvon, where the new station was being built to support Project Gemini.
The letter on the left was sent to Jack Duperouzel, who left Muchea in June 1963, just after Gordon Cooper’s flight, once it was clear the station would.
The letter on the right went to Leo Hanley (with thanks to Leos son, John, for the scan at right.)
End of an era
This TWX was sent to everyone on the Mercury network at the close of Muchea Tracking Station.
Preserved by Jack Duperouzel. Scanned by Colin Mackellar.
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