As part of the events taking place during the Bahrain International Airshow 2018, the Kingdom hosted astronaut Alfred Worden, who took part in the Apollo 15 mission.

Worden delivered many lectures in educational institutions such as Bahrain Polytechnic, Wadi Al-Sail School and the Bahraini Scientific Center of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in cooperation with the National Space Science Agency.

The purpose of these lectures was to promote among the community, the importance of space and its sciences and to introduce to the youth successful experiences in space science.

Alfred Merrill “Al” Worden (born February 7, 1932), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

Worden began his lectures by introducing himself and his autobiography. He then referred to his successful experience in the Apollo 15 mission, and how to prepare for similar missions such as intensive trainings and medical examinations that enabled him to embark on his mission to the moon.

Astronaut Wordon reviewed the most important tools and equipment the astronaut must use on board of a space ship, including special clothing. He then elaborated on mounting the space shuttle and shared his feelings while in space and described the beautiful view of earth and the moon.

During the lectures, Worden presented short films about the astronaut’s journey to the moon. The astronaut then answered questions of the youth who were eager to learn more about one’s journey in space.

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