Model of the Magellan Spacecraft

International Year of Space 1990


'This page is dedicated to a good friend'

(See below)


Figure 1: Model and display panel designed

constructed for The International Year of Space Lectures.


Figure 2: Michael Tracey works on model in studio.



Figure 3: Discussing the Magellan mission L - R  Mike Dinn (Director Tidbinbilla Space Tracking Station) Steve Saunders (Magellan Science NASA), Michael Tracey (Designer) and Frank McKinney (Director Martin Marinetta Spacecraft).



Figure 4: ‘During 1990, the International year of Space  I lectured on the practical use of space and the history of the development of space technology to the public and to many schools. When possible I lectured and conducted trips for secondary school to the Tidbinbilla Space Tracking Station.’


Series of paintings of experimental and historical aircraft


 Figure 5: 'Space Shuttle Discovery'


 Figure 6: 'The Douglas X-3 stiletto'





Figure 7: 'The North American X-15'


This site is dedicated to Mark Doutre of Canberra, ACT.

He was a close friend, a fine student engineer and admired by those he worked with at Tidbinbilla Tracking Station. Under very unnecessary and tragic circumstances he took his own life.

He was twenty years of age.