Apollo Astronaut Al Worden to Guest on Space Talk



Apollo 15 command module pilot Al Worden will be the featured guest on the July 11 edition of “Space Talk with Jim Banke.” Worden, a retired Air Force colonel, flew to the Moon in August 1971 with astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin, remaining in lunar orbit while his crewmates explored Hadley Rille and the Apennene Mountains. On the way home to Earth he performed the first spacewalk in “deep space.”

Worden’s appearance is on behalf of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and in honor of the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11, which flew July 16-24, 1969.

This week’s program also will feature a visit from Andrea Farmer, who will talk about Apollo 11-related events the public can attend at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. And we’ll update Space Shuttle Endeavour’s countdown, which is scheduled to launch that day at 7:39 p.m. EDT.

“Space Talk” is broadcast live each Saturday at 4 p.m. ET from WMMB’s Showcase Studio at the Florida Marketplace in Melbourne, Fla. WMMB can be heard in Brevard County on 1240 AM and 1350 AM. The show can be heard live on the Internet at https://www.wmmbam.com.

The weekly program is hosted by veteran aerospace writer and commentator Jim Banke, owner and president of MILA Solutions, LLC.

Listeners can participate in the program by calling into the studio at 321-768-1240. Local ATT Wireless customers can call at no charge by dialing *1240. Questions and comments also can be sent
to [email protected] or via Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/spacetalking.