Alfred Worden

1932 - 2020

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Alfred Merrill Worden (February 7, 1932 – March 18, 2020) was an American test pilot, engineer and NASA astronaut who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. One of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, he orbited it 74 times in the command module (CM) Endeavour. Worden was born in Michigan in 1932; he spent his early years living on farms and attended the University of Michigan for one year, before securing an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Worden has received more than 578,783 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Alfred Worden is the 45th most popular astronaut (up from 93rd in 2019), the 2,395th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,695th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Alfred Worden ranks 45 out of 524Before him are Thomas P. Stafford, Ken Mattingly, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Michael J. Smith, and Jean-Loup Chrétien. After him are Viktor Patsayev, Pavel Belyayev, Mirosław Hermaszewski, Sergei Krikalev, Gordon Cooper, and Toktar Aubakirov.

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Among people born in 1932, Alfred Worden ranks 128Before him are Tavo Burat, Amrish Puri, Anna Moffo, Michihiro Ozawa, Dino Sani, and Geraldine McEwan. After him are Parry O'Brien, Frances E. Allen, Nichelle Nichols, Colville Young, Christy Brown, and Momoko Kōchi. Among people deceased in 2020, Alfred Worden ranks 180Before him are John Hume, Olga Tass, Rolf Hochhuth, Mario Corso, Conchata Ferrell, and Hans-Jochen Vogel. After him are John Lewis, Claude Brasseur, Jimmy Cobb, Patrick Devedjian, Frances E. Allen, and Milton Glaser.

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Among people born in United States, Alfred Worden ranks 2,395 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Emerson (1954), Dean Stockwell (1936), Pam Grier (1949), Alyssa Milano (1972), Margaux Hemingway (1954), and Cindy Sherman (1954). After him are Jamie Foxx (1967), Carl Sandburg (1878), John Lewis (1940), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), Marc Anthony (1968), and Lucille Ball (1911).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Alfred Worden ranks 27Before him are Charles Duke (1935), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Ken Mattingly (1936), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), and Michael J. Smith (1945). After him are Gordon Cooper (1927), Ronald Evans (1933), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Dick Scobee (1939), Wally Schirra (1923), and Scott Carpenter (1925).

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