Falling to Earth

Falling to Earth

An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey

Book - 2011
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The author describes his life, from his early years growing up on a farm to his years as an astronaut with NASA, including flying the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781588343093
158834309X
Branch Call Number: 92 W8914f 2011
Characteristics: xii, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: French, Francis

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BPLNextBestAdults Jun 05, 2012

Al Worden was the command module pilot for the APOLLO 15 mission to the moon in 1971. This is a memoir of his early life as a farm boy in Michigan, his military career in the Air Force followed by his career move to NASA. On the APOLLO 15 mission the team spent six days orbiting the moon and Al Worden was alone in one of the capsules for three days. He also conducted the first space walk in deep space. Nine months after his return, his crew was involved in a scandal about bringing postal covers in their personal gear when on the APOLLO 15 mission and profiting from the sale of these stamps. Al explains his side of the story and how he carried on his life and career after his retirement from NASA. An interesting read and his descriptions of the moon are fascinating!

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Ichigaga
Feb 18, 2012

Al Worden was part of the Apollo 15 crew. He didn't walk on the moon, but stayed up in the command module. Seems that because of his role he is able tell the real story and not merely uphold the hero myths. He explains the importance of the command module as well as inside stuff about astronauts, their training, and egos, and NASA glory years.

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