Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night

November 14, 2019 | 8:00pm
National Air and Space Society Members Only, Tickets Required

Webcast of the National Air and Space Society's for 2019 Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night lecture featuring Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden.

Join the National Air and Space Society for our 2019 Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night lecture featuring Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden.

A native of Jackson, Michigan, Alfred Worden graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1955. He was commissioned into the Air Force and logged more than 4,000 hours flying time during his career—including 2,500 hours in jets. He earned Master of Science degrees in Astronautical/Aeronautical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Michigan.

In 1966, Worden was selected as an astronaut by NASA. 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 went to space on Apollo 15, serving as command module pilot. On that mission, he earned the designation of being the “most isolated human being” as he was 2,235 miles away from his crewmates at the command module’s greatest distance. He also logged 38 minutes of extravehicular activity—the first EVA performed out of Earth orbit. 

After retirement from NASA and active duty in 1975, Worden held executive roles in the aerospace industry. He also served as Chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. 

The lecture is for members of the Museum's National Air and Space Society and their guests. Become a member today. There is no charge to attend, but advance reservations are required and seating is limited. Reserve your ticket now. 

The Museum’s doors on Independence Avenue will be closed due to building renovation. Please use the Jefferson Drive entrance. To reserve a parking spot near the Museum in advance, visit

There will also be a buffet reception before the lecture for Society members at the Mercury Friendship 7 level and higher. For more information, email or call 202.633.2603. Flight jacket optional.