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New book: Falling to Earth by Al Worden
« on: 10/22/2011 04:50 PM »
The title has a double meaning.  Al had a very impressive resume and tells of his career and Apollo 15 flight experiences.  During his training, he notes that he did not need a reminder of the risks of a lunar mission, but Apollo 13 provided them all with a very good reminder of the risks.  A very good book, especially for those who enjoy Apollo.

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Re: New book: Falling to Earth by Al Worden
« Reply #1 on: 10/22/2011 09:37 PM »
Downloaded the book yesterday to my Kindle. So far a good read.
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Re: New book: Falling to Earth by Al Worden
« Reply #2 on: 10/23/2011 12:29 PM »
I loved reading about the deep space EVA.   

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Re: New book: Falling to Earth by Al Worden
« Reply #3 on: 11/15/2011 01:30 AM »
About 1/2 way through it- a darned good read, very honest.

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Re: New book: Falling to Earth by Al Worden
« Reply #4 on: 11/15/2011 01:00 PM »
For more on Apollo 15:


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Re: New book: Falling to Earth by Al Worden
« Reply #5 on: 11/15/2011 05:15 PM »
Just finished reading my copy (1st Kindle-on-iPad BTW) and really enjoyed it.  Glad Al told his story, I always thought the Apollo 15 mission was one of the cooler missions, and was always saddened by "the asterisk" next to it.  Appreciated Al's style in his narrative, and am glad he found his peace after all these years.  I highly recommend this book!  Thanks to the OP for bringing it to our attention.
David

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