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Our Friend Al Who Went to the Moon: Remembering Al Worden

Alfred "Al" Worden, command module pilot on Apollo 15, passed away on March 18, 2020. We mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Al, an aviator, engineer, and storyteller. From the halls of West Point to the far side of the Moon, the legacy of history’s first deep-space walker continues to inspire. Museum curator Jennifer Levasseur reflects on his life and legacy.