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Alfred Merrill Worden

Alfred Merrill Worden, American former astronaut, research company executive. Inducted into Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, 1990. Board directors Boys' Clubs American, Palm Beach County, Salvation Army. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society Experimental Pilots, American Astronomical Society, Explorers Club, Circumnavigators Club.

Background

  • Worden, Alfred Merrill was born on February 7, 1932 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Merrill Bangs and Helen Crowell) Worden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1955. Master of Science in aeronautics, Astronautical and Instrumentation Engineering, University Michigan, 1963. Doctor of Science in Astronautical Engineering, University Michigan, 1972.

    Career

    • Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force, 1955, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1971. Stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, 1956-1961, University Michigan, 1961-1963, Farnborough, England. With Royal Air Force, 1963-1965.

      Instructor Aerospace Research Pilots School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1965-1966. Astronaut Manned Spacecraft Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, 1966-1972. Command module pilot Apollo XV, 1971.

      Senior aerospace engineer, test pilot, director systems studies division Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, 1972-1975, retired, 1975. Vice president High Flight Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1975. President MW Aerospace, Inc., since 1985, Jet Electronics and Technology, Inc., 1990-1993.

      Staff vice president BF Goodrich Aerospace, Brecksville, Ohio, since 1993.

    Works

    • Author: poetry Hello Earth-Greetings from Endeavour, 1974. Children's book A Flight to the Moon, 1974.

    Politics

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors Boys' Clubs American, Palm Beach County, Salvation Army. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society Experimental Pilots, American Astronomical Society, Explorers Club, Circumnavigators Club.

    Connections

    • Married Jill Lee Hotchkiss, July 9, 1982. Children: Merrill Ellen, Alison Pamela, Tamara Lynn.
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    Born February 7, 1932
    • 1955
      United States Military Academy
    • 1963
      Astronautical and Instrumentation Engineering
    • 1972
      University Michigan
    • 1955
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1956 - 1961
      stationed at Andrews Air Force Base
      Maryland, United States
    • 1961 - 1963
      stationed at Andrews Air Force Base
    • 1963 - 1965
      with Royal Air Force
    • 1965 - 1966
      instructor, Aerospace Research Pilots School
      California, United States
    • 1966 - 1972
      astronaut Manned Spacecraft Center
      Nasa, Kutahya, Turkey
    • 1971
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1971
      command module pilot Apollo XV
    • 1972 - 1975
      senior, aerospace engineer
      California, United States
    • 1975
      vice president, High Flight Foundation
      Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
    • 1985
      president, MW Aerospace
    • 1993
      staff vice president, BF Goodrich Aerospace
      Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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