Credit: Francis French
By Jonathan Stroud
Journalists For Space sat down for coffee with Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden to find out his perspective on the universe, his career, and his thoughts on the future of human space exploration.
Born in Jackson, Michigan on February 7, 1932, Worden is one of only twenty-four human beings to have journeyed to the moon. Having graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, Worden logged over 4000 flying hours during his 20 years in the Air Force. Selected by NASA in 1966, he helped support the Apollo 9 mission as astronaut support crew and the Apollo 12 mission as the backup Command Module Pilot. Worden served as the Command Module Pilot for Apollo 15 in 1971.
Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar mission, one of NASA’s most scientifically successful and geologically diverse missions. During Worden’s return journey from the moon, he…
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