Space

My collection of Australian ‘space covers’ from the 1960s & 1970s. Most of these are from Woomera in South Australia. I do have some swaps/spares so contact me if you’d like to find out more !

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Categories (click on a category below to view covers)

Rockets Missions, Tracking Stations, etc
Aerobee Mercury
Aero High Gemini
Black Arrow Apollo
ELDO
Falstaff Balloons
H.A.D. / H.A.T. Mariner
H.A.S.P. Pioneer
Lorikeet Shuttle
Skylark Skylab
Sparta Soyuz
Turana Viking
U.A.R. Cockatoo Voyager
U.A.R. Kookaburra Miscellaneous
U.A.R. Other
Wresat

Aerobee |  Back to Categories

Aero High |  Back to Categories

Black Arrow |  Back to Categories

ELDO |  Back to Categories

F1 (5 JUN 1964):

F2 (20 OCT 1964):

F3 (22 MAR 1965):

F4 (24 MAY 1966):

F5 (15 NOV 1966):

F6/1 (4 AUG 1967):

F6/2 (6 DEC 1967):

F7 (30 NOV 1968):

F8 (3 JUL 1969):

F9 (12 JUN 1970):

Falstaff |  Back to Categories

H.A.D. / H.A.T. |  Back to Categories

H.A.S.P. |  Back to Categories

Lorikeet |  Back to Categories

Skylark |  Back to Categories

SL422A:

SL403:

SL781:

SL502 / SL724  &  SL604 / SL606 (?):

SL861:

SL862:

UNKNOWN:

SL802:

SL727:

SL971:

SL811:

SL972:

SL1021:

SL1021:

SL904:

SL1001:

The cover above (with no impression) & below-left (cover number 0) are perhaps printing trials ?

UNKNOWN:

UNKNOWN:

SL922:

SL812-A:

SL812-B:

SL902:

SL1002:

SL973(?):

SL1101:

SL903:

SL1023:

SL1081:

SL1022:

SL402:

SL1003:

S-95:

SL1202:

SL1005:

SL1205:

SL1010:

SL1004:

SL1102:

SL1011:

SL1111:

SL1203:

SL1207:

S98 Helios-A:

SL1112:

SL1203:

SL1115:

SL1501:

SL1212:

SL1815:

SL1115:

SL1114(?):

SL1115A:

UNKNOWN:

SL CC10:

Sparta |  Back to Categories

Turana |  Back to Categories

U.A.R. Cockatoo Sonde |  Back to Categories

U.A.R. Kookaburra Sonde |  Back to Categories

U.A.R. Other |  Back to Categories

Wresat |  Back to Categories

Mercury |  Back to Categories

Gemini |  Back to Categories

Below are some examples from my collection of Carnarvon ‘Tracking Station’ covers from the early Gemini missions, starting with the first crewed flight Gemini 3 (GT-3). A NASA astronaut was sometimes present in Carnarvon for these missions. In fact Pete Conrad was the CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) for GT-3. He went on to be fly in both Gemini 5 & Gemini 11, and of course walked on the moon with Apollo 12. Astronaut Dave Scott was present in Carnarvon for GT-4, then later flew with Gemini 8, Apollo 9, and he walked on the moon as a member of Apollo 15. Both these astronauts signed covers in Australia, as can be seen below, and the CAPCOM also signed covers in some cases.

MISSION
CODE
DATE
CARNARVON CAPCOM
ASTRONAUTS
Gemini 3
GT-3
23 MAR 65
Charles 'Pete' Conrad / (Danny Hunter)
Gus Grissom / John Young
Gemini 4
GT-4
4-8 JUN 65
Ed Fendell
Jim McDivitt / Ed White
Gemini 5
GT-5
21-29 AUG 65
Charles 'Chuck' Lewis
Gordon Cooper / Pete Conrad
Gemini 6A
GT-615-16 DEC 65
Bill Garvin / Harold Draughon
Wally Schirra / Tom Stafford
Gemini 7
GT-74-18 DEC 65
Bill Garvin / AS Davis / Keith Kundel
Frank Borman / Jim Lovell
Gemini 8
GT-816-17 MAR 66
Ed Fendell / AS Davis / Keith Kundel
Neil Armstrong / Dave Scott
Gemini 9A
GT-93-6 JUN 66
Bill Garvin / Brizzolara
Tom Stafford / Gene Cernan
Gemini 10
GT-1018-21 JUL 66
Jim Fucci
John Young / Michael Collins
Gemini 11
GT-1112-15 SEP 66
Bill Garvin
Pete Conrad / Richard Gordon
Gemini 12
GT-1211-15 NOV 66
Jim Fucci
Jim Lovell / Buzz Aldrin

Gemini 3 (23 MAR 1965):

Gemini 4 (3-7 JUN 1965):

Gemini 5 (21-29 AUG 1965):

Gemini 6A (15-16 DEC 1965):

Gemini 7 (4-18 DEC 1965):

Gemini 8 (16-17 MAR 1966):

Gemini 9 (3-6 JUN 1966):

Gemini 10 (18-21 JUL 1966):

Gemini 11 (12-15 SEP 1966):

Gemini 12 (11-15 NOV 1966):

Apollo Missions |  Back to Categories

Apollo 5 (22 JAN 1968):

Apollo 6 (4 APR 1968):

Apollo 7 (11-22 OCT 1968):

Apollo 8 (21-27 DEC 1968):

Apollo 9 (3-13 MAR 1969):

Apollo 10 (18-26 MAY 1969):

Apollo 11 (16-24 JUL 1969):

Apollo 12 (14-24 NOV 1969):

Apollo 13 (11-17 APR 1970):

Apollo 14 (31 JAN – 9 FEB 1971):

Apollo 15 (26 JUL – 7 AUG 1971):

Apollo 16 (16-27 APR 1972):

Apollo 17 (7-19 DEC 1972):

Balloon Missions |  Back to Categories

Mariner Missions |  Back to Categories

Mariner 5:

Mariner 9:

Pioneer Missions |  Back to Categories

Shuttle Missions |  Back to Categories

Skylab Missions |  Back to Categories

Soyuz Missions |  Back to Categories

Viking Missions |  Back to Categories

Voyager Missions |  Back to Categories

Miscellaneous Covers |  Back to Categories