Worden, Al, with Francis French. Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon. Washington: Smithsonian Books, 2011, 2012. Signed by Al Worden and Francis French on full title page. First paperback edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Octavo.
This is a first paperback printing of Falling To Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon, signed by the author Al Worden. Astronaut Al Worden wrote the book in conjunction with Francis French, who also signed the book. The book was published by Smithsonian Books, in Washington, D.C., and includes black and white photographs throughout.
Al Worden served as the command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the Moon in 1971. Worden spent six days orbiting the Moon, including three of those days when he was completely alone. His distance from another human during that time made him the most isolated person in existence.
This book tells Worden's story of exhilaration and adventure, as well as isolation. Falling to Earth is a candid account of what it was like to be an Apollo astronaut, including all of its glory and its pitfalls.
Softcover paperback, with black and white photographs throughout. Octavo." Signed Al Worden Apollo 15" in felt-tip ink and "Francis French" in felt tip ink. Signatures legible. Book pages are healthy, with no tears or stains.