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Astronaut , research company executive

Alfred Merrill Worden, American Former astronaut, research company executive. Inducted into Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, 1990. Board of 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 lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1971;stationed at, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland., 1956-1961;stationed at, University of Michigan, 1961-1963;stationed at, Farnborough, Englandwith, 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, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, 1975;vice president, High Flight Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1975;president, MW Aerospace, Inc., since 1985;president, Jet Electronics and Technology, Inc., 1990-1993;staff vice president, BF Goodrich Aerospace, Brecksville, Ohio., since 1993.

Works

  • Other Work

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

Membership

Board of 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.

father:
Merrill Bangs

mother:
Helen Crowell) Worden

spouse:
Jill Lee Hotchkiss

child:
Merrill Ellen Worden

child:
Alison Pamela Worden

child:
Tamara Lynn Worden