National Air and Space Society’s Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night
WhenThursday, November 14, 2019, 8 – 9 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Online
SponsorAir and Space Museum
VenueAir and Space Museum
Event LocationLockheed Martin IMAX Theater
CostThis event is for members of the National Air and Space Society. Become a member today! 
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Join the National Air and Space Society for our 2019 Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night lecture featuring Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden.

A native of Jackson, Michigan, Alfred Worden graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1955. He was commissioned into the Air Force and logged more than 4,000 hours flying time during his career—including 2,500 hours in jets. He earned Master of Science degrees in Astronautical/Aeronautical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Michigan.

In 1966, Worden was selected as an astronaut by NASA. He served as a member of the astronaut support crew for the Apollo 9 flight and as backup command module pilot for the Apollo 12 flight. Worden went to space on Apollo 15, serving as command module pilot. On that mission, he earned the designation of being the “most isolated human being” as he was 2,235 miles away from his crewmates at the command module’s greatest distance. He also logged 38 minutes of extravehicular activity—the first EVA performed out of Earth orbit.

After retirement from NASA and active duty in 1975, Worden held executive roles in the aerospace industry. He also served as Chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. 

There will also be a buffet reception before the lecture for Society members at the Mercury Friendship 7 level and higher. For more information, email nasmmembership@si.edu or call 202.633.2603.

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