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Subject: Apollo Astronaut Al Worden


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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 10:42:30am

Apollo Astronaut Al Worden, one of the few who orbited the moon, dies

NASA Astronaut Alfred "Al" Worden, command module pilot for Apollo 15 and one of the few to have orbited the moon, died Tuesday night.

In a statement on Worden's Twitter page, his family confirmed that the 88-year-old retired astronaut and Air Force colonel died in his sleep.

Worden was one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon. He was also the first astronaut to conduct a deep-space extravehicular activity, or EVA, during Apollo 15's return to Earth in 1971.

During Apollo 15, he orbited the moon dozens of times astronauts David Scott and James Irwin explored the surface.

Worden was selected by NASA for the astronaut corps in 1966. Before joining the agency, he attended the U.S. Military Academy West Point and went on to fly thousands of hours in Air Force aircraft.

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2020/03/18/apollo-astronaut-al-worden-who-orbited-the-moon-dies/2865115001/

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