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by Al Worden

Illustrated by Michelle Rouch
with Francis French

As the command module pilot for the 1971 Apollo 15 mission to the Moon, Astronaut Al Worden remained in orbit to observe and take photographs while his two crewmates explored the surface. On the return-flight to Earth, he became the first person to walk in deep space.

In Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon, his fourth book, Worden vividly depicts space travel as only an astronaut can. Join him for a lyrical journey to the Moon and back that captures first-hand the essence of hurtling through the cosmos, an adventure for both children and adults.


During Al's life, he was passionate about inspiring children to pursue an education in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Proceeds from sales of Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon will be donated to the Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship. The scholarship sends children from around the world to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

SPECIAL LIMITED PACKAGES: While supplies last, special book packages have been created.

PACKAGE 1: The Book/Photo/Letter package consists of a signed copy of Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon (signed by Francis French and Michelle Rouch) and a 4" x 6" photo of Al standing next to the globe of the Moon wearing his Apollo spacesuit - the photo is marked as having been used at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show and is from Al's personal collection. The Package comes with a signed letter from Al Worden's daughter, Alison Worden Penczak (certifying the photo's authenticity).

PACKAGE 2: The Book (unsigned) can be purchased along with a copy of Messages on the Moon (a $5 savings).

PACKAGE 3: The Book (unsigned) can be purchased along with a copy of A Quarter Million Steps signed by Al Worden (Al wrote the foreword for this book).

A regular, unsigned copy of the book can also be purchased.

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