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  • Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden passes away

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 19th, 2020

    Alfred M. Worden, a former astronaut who served as the command module pilot of NASA’s Apollo 15 Moon mission, died in his sleep on Wednesday, March 18, at a Sugar Land, Texas, assisted living center, at the age of 88.

  • NASA astronauts guests of honor at Novato Space Festival

    Jim SharkeyAugust 12th, 2016

    NOVATO, Calif. — On Saturday, Aug. 6, Pacheco Plaza shopping center was the site for Novato Space Festival 2016. The day-long event featured five NASA astronaut guests and a number of space-related displays and activities. The event was organized by The Space Space Museum, an all-volunteer-staffed, privately-funded space exploration museum operated by The W Foundation (TWF), which owns one of the largest private collections of U.S., Russian, and Soviet space exploration artifacts.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: Leaping further – the flight of Apollo 15

    Collin SkocikAugust 2nd, 2016

    On July 26, 1971, NASA launched one of the most ambitious and spectacular space missions in history – Apollo 15. At 9:34 a.m. EDT (12:34 GMT), the gigantic Saturn V rocket lifted off from pad A at Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It carried Commander Dave Scott, Command Module Pilot Al Worden, and Lunar Module Pilot Jim Irwin on their flight into history – and the Moon.