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Al Worden

Former NASA Astronaut & Command Module Pilot for Apollo 15, International Space Hall of Famer & Back to Space Astronaut Consultant

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 Al Worden Biography

Alfred Merrill "Al" Worden, (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During the return from the moon to earth he also conducted the first spacewalk in deep space, becoming the first human ever to see both the entire earth and moon simply by turning his head.

The Apollo 15 flight capped an already-impressive career as an astronaut, including important work on the pioneering Apollo 9 and Apollo 12 missions, as well as the perilous flight of Apollo 13. Worden was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966.

After retirement from NASA and active duty in 1975, Worden became President of Maris Worden Aerospace, Inc., and then became staff Vice President of Goodrich Aerospace in Brecksville, Ohio. Worden served as Chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation until 2011, providing scholarships to exceptional science and engineering students.

In 2011, Worden's memoir Falling To Earth made the top 12 of the LA Times Bestseller list. In 2017, Worden was also a contributor and wrote the foreword for the award-winning book A Quarter Million Steps by Dr. Anthony Paustian that looks at leadership using perspectives from the Apollo Program.

Worden received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1971. He was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1983 and 1997, respectively. In 2018, Worden joined the Back to Space organization as an Astronaut Consultant with the goal of inspiring the next generation to go to Mars through film. Al has been Working on two books for publication in 2019, the 50 the anniversary of Apollo 11.

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Al Worden

Former NASA Astronaut & Command Module Pilot for Apollo 15, International Space Hall of Famer & Back to Space Astronaut Consultant

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Al Worden Biography

Alfred Merrill "Al" Worden, (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During the return from the moon to earth he also conducted the first spacewalk in deep space, becoming the first human ever to see both the entire earth and moon simply by turning his head.

The Apollo 15 flight capped an already-impressive career as an astronaut, including important work on the pioneering Apollo 9 and Apollo 12 missions, as well as the perilous flight of Apollo 13. Worden was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966.

After retirement from NASA and active duty in 1975, Worden became President of Maris Worden Aerospace, Inc., and then became staff Vice President of Goodrich Aerospace in Brecksville, Ohio. Worden served as Chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation until 2011, providing scholarships to exceptional science and engineering students.

In 2011, Worden's memoir Falling To Earth made the top 12 of the LA Times Bestseller list. In 2017, Worden was also a contributor and wrote the foreword for the award-winning book A Quarter Million Steps by Dr. Anthony Paustian that looks at leadership using perspectives from the Apollo Program.

Worden received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1971. He was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1983 and 1997, respectively. In 2018, Worden joined the Back to Space organization as an Astronaut Consultant with the goal of inspiring the next generation to go to Mars through film. Al has been Working on two books for publication in 2019, the 50 the anniversary of Apollo 11.

Al Worden Videos

  • Tell Me A Story: Al Worden's Return To Earth
  • Al Worden: Apollo 8 Changed How We Think About Earth
  • Al Worden: The Man Who Flew Around the Moon 75 Times | Good ...

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  • How to book Al Worden?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Al Worden for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Al Worden, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Al Worden or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Al Worden?

    Booking fees for Al Worden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Al Worden, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Al Worden?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Al Worden for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Al Worden for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Al Worden or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Al Worden or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Al Worden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Al Worden for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Al Worden generally travels from Houston, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Thomas D. Jones, PhD, Ken Mattingly, Yvonne Cagle, Garrett Reisman and Leland Melvin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Al Worden for an upcoming event.

Al Worden Speaker Videos

  • Tell Me A Story: Al Worden's Return To Earth
    Al Worden: Apollo 8 Changed How We Think About Earth
  • Al Worden: The Man Who Flew Around the Moon 75 Times | Good ...
    Al Worden: "Falling to Earth" | Talks at Google

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