Empire Test School in Farnborough, in partnership with Kallman Worldwide, has arranged for Apollo 15 command module pilot astronaut Al Worden to return to Farnborough to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education at the Farnborough International Airshow, the company said.
Worden´s visit in part will be as a designated representative of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), a not-for-profit organization founded by the Mercury 7 astronauts. ASF advocates for STEM by promoting the fields of study and providing support for America´s most promising students.
Kallman and Worden first collaborated during last year´s Paris Air Show, where the astronaut entertained and inspired thousands of visitors, young and old, with the story of his Apollo mission at Aerogare USA, the Kallman-produced public weekend celebration of U.S. innovation in aviation.
Worden´s visit to Farnborough coincides with growing global interest and investment in space exploration and commercialization, particularly in the private sector, along with increasing development of space-based weapons to support national defense strategies.
Kallman Worldwide, Inc. is an export marketing advocate focused on helping the United States of America and its leading businesses capitalize on international trade shows and events to grow their share of global markets.