The bonus episode of our podcast Live from The Space Shed has landed! For this episode we were at New Scientist Live 2019 as their “performance stage”, hosting workshops, talks and interviews with some of the UK’s leading scientists and researchers. One of the (many) highlights was hosting an interview and Q&A with astronaut Al Worden who piloted the Apollo 15 command module to The Moon in 1971.
We’re releasing this episode for International Podcast Day to celebrate Al’s life after he passed away earlier this year. 2020 really hasn’t pulled any punches, eh? To continue the celebration, Jon and Mini Jon will also be talking with Al’s European Manager and friend, Vix Southgate. Be sure to watch and subscribe on UNSA’s YouTube channel.
In this episode Al and Jon chat about:
- his astronaut training
his Guinness World record
his favourite sci-fi films
his relationships with other Apollo astronauts
why at 87 years old he still considered himself the best crew member for a mission to Mars
and he answers questions from the New Scientist Live audience.
Al’s legacy feed on Twitter @WordenAlfred