Al Worden Collection

These deep space objects have been selected by astronaut Col. Al Worden and then photographed by me from my observatory high in the mountains of Spain. Col. Worden flew to the Moon as Command Module pilot of Apollo 15 in July 1971 and is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

Each image takes many weeks to capture and process into what you see here. From these images I create two ranges, the Frameless Acrylic and the Framed Backlit. All the images are available in both ranges. All images are the same price within each range.

Each art piece comes with a pack containing information on the object, how it was imaged and a free download card for the Galaxy on Glass Ambient music album. In addition, the pack contains a letter, a photograph of Col. Worden and the certificate, all signed by Col. Worden.

Col. Worden was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966, in the 5th group of astronauts selected. He served as a member of the astronaut support crew for the Apollo 9 flight and as backup command module pilot for the Apollo 12 flight. Worden served as command module pilot for Apollo 15, July 26 – August 7, 1971. Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing mission and the first to visit and explore the moon’s Hadley Rille and Apennine Mountains. It was also the first to use the Lunar Rover.

After retirement from active duty in 1975, Worden became President of Maris Worden Aerospace, Inc., and was Vice-President of BF Goodrich Aerospace Brecksville, Ohio, in addition to other positions within the aerospace and aviation industries.

He is the author of three books, “Hello Earth! Greetings from Endeavour!” [a book of his poetry inspired by his flight on Apollo 15], “I Want to know about a Flight to the Moon” [a children’s book] and his autobiography “Falling to Earth”.