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NASA Astronaut Al Worden


We're absolutely delighted that Command Module Pilot for Apollo 15 Colonel Al Worden (USAF Ret'd) visited the Techno Zone at this year's Air Tattoo! He not only flew what is widely regarded as the one of the most important manned scientific explorations of the Moon but he also conducted the first spacewalk in deep space! He was the first human ever to see both the entire earth and moon simply by turning his head.

Are you a parent or teacher? Download this great Al Worden activity colouring book for your kids! 

Did you know that he piloted the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in the same summer as the first International Air Tattoo was held at North Weald Aerodrome in Essex? Now, 47 years later, Al Worden says he is 'proud to represent America's aerospace and defence industry as an ambassador for STEM education' at RIAT this year. 


“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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