The Guest of Honour at the US Exhibition - Colonel Alfred Merrill Worden - American astronaut, the United States Air Force colonel, the participant of the Apollo 15 mission
Col. Worden, born in 1932 in the State of Michigan graduated from the iconic the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1955. He also has a MsC degree in Astronautical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Colonel Al Worden, a member of the Apollo 15 crew who will visit Targi Kielce’s Defence Trade Show 2019. Col. Worden logged 38 minutes in extravehicular activity outside the command module. During the mission, he spent the total of 295 hours and 11 minutes in space.
The Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing mission. Astronauts landed on the Moon surface on 30 July 1971. Apollo 15 Mission astronauts: David R. Scott - the spacecraft commander, Alfred M. Worden - CMP (command module pilot), James B. Irwin - LMP (lunar module commander) during 3 Moon surface space-walks spent the total of for 19 hours outside the LM lander.
The Apollo 15 mission did not land on the lunar lowlands, like the other missions did owing to the fact that that this mission’s objective was to explore the Moon’s was mountainous areas. The Apollo 15 mission used for the first time a special-construction LRV. The vehicle covered nearly 28 km distance on the Moon surface. More than 70 kg of lunar soil samples were collected and delivered for the NASA examination.
The Apollo 15 expedition takes its place in the history of space flight as:
- the mission with the longest lunar surface stay time
- the first mission to use of lunar roving vehicle
- the mission with the longest extrvehicular activity time on the moon (EVA)
More information about Colonel Alfred Worden and the Apollo15 mission can be found on the Colonel’s website.