Transcript of the Friendship 7 Radio Communications

Accessed through this page is a transcript of the radio communications between John Glenn and the various ground controllers stationed around the world during the Friendship 7 space flight. The transcript was taken from the tape recorder located on board Glenn’s spacecraft.

The radio transcript’s format contains the following four columns:

Column 1 – elapsed time from launch in hours, minutes, and seconds

Column 2 – time required for a specific radio transmission

Column 3 – person transmitting

CC – Capsule Communicator
P – Pilot
CT – Communications Technician
S – Surgeon
Sy – Systems

Column 4 – message transmitted

To access the radio transcript –
Click on the times listed in the chart below to view the radio transcript for a particular station and orbit.

OR

Click on a station on a map of the Friendship 7 orbits to view the radio transcripts from that station.

Orbits map

 

 

 

MA-6 Tracking Stations with Time Contact Established with the Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Station                                   
 1st orbit 2nd orbit  3rd orbit   Re-entry/Recovery
Cape Canaveral  
00 00 03 01 32 48 03 07 03 04 40 23
Bermuda
00 06 25 01 39 07 03 10 30  
Canary Islands
00 11 16 01 44 39  03 20 28  
Atlantic Ocean Ship
  01 53 24 03 24 43  
Kano, Nigeria
00 21 33 01 57 36    
Zanzibar, Tanzania
00 29 25 02 02 47  03 31 23  
Indian Ocean Ship
00 38 26 02 13 16 03 47 03  
Muchea, Australia
00 49 49 02 21 17 03 55 05  
Woomera, Australia
00 55 26 02 28 31 04 04 40  
Canton Island
01 09 43 02 42 01 04 15 23  
Hawaii
   02 48 36 04 21 00  
Guaymas, Mexico
01 20 43      
Pt. Arguello, California
01 30 28  02 56 58 04 29 56  
Corpus Christi, Texas    
  03 04 18 04 38 06  
Recovery Ship
      04 50 45