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Born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Birth NameAlfred Merrill Worden

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Al Worden was born on February 7, 1932 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Alfred Merrill Worden.

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Astronaut. Command Module Pilot on Apollo 15 (1971). Has orbited the moon.
Planned to sell 100 commemorative first day covers taken to the moon to a German stamp dealer. The profits of the sale were used to establish trust funds for their children. Though technically not illegal none of the crew members ever flew another mission.
He was the Command Module Pilot when Dave Scott and James Irwin on Apollo 15 explored the canyon Hadley Rille for 2 1/2 days, being the first to use a vehicle (Lunar Rovign Vehicle or LRV) on the moon. Apollo 15 was an all Air Force flight since all three astronauts were from that branch of the service. The lunar module was called Falcon after the Air Force Academy mascot and the command module was designated Endeavour.
Inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1997.

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