Red Lake audio
(Please also see the Friendship 7 audio as recorded at Red Lake,
on this page.)
MA-6 Friendship 7 20th February 1962
This recording covers Friendship 7s
pass over Muchea and Red Lake Tracking Stations
the Red Lake segment begins 06'37" into the recording.
Hear the full pass over Muchea and Red Lake on Orbit 1 from Friendship 7s onboard flight recorder. 3.1MB mp3 file runs for a total of 13'39".
45 minutes and 55 seconds into his flight, Glenn is approaching the coast of Muchea, Western Australia where Capcom L. Gordon Cooper is waiting.
00'01" Mucheas Comm Tech, Gerry OConnor is just audible at the spacecraft as he calls to establish contact.
00'04" Not realising that Muchea is calling, Glenn transmits in the blind, and describes his night observations.
01'07" Friendship 7 has risen high enough above the horizon for Muchea to acquire the signal. Comm Tech Gerry OConnor makes another call, and this time John Glenn answers.
01'19" Muchea Capcom, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, replies.
03'06" Cooper suggests Glenn look for the lights of Perth. He cant see them yet.
05'42" 54 minutes into his flight, John Glenn reports that he can see the lights (of Perth and Rockingham).
Due to cloud, Glenn is unable to see any lights at Woomera.
The Woomera pass runs until 13'34". The next tracking station, Canton Island in the Pacific Ocean, is still seven minutes away.
(Audio courtesy of NASAs Kennedy Space Center.)