Space: The Greening of the Astronauts

What are astronauts?
What am I?
Hero, pilot, explorer in love
With myself and with my work,
Unheeding the many dangers that lurk
In outer space or here on earth, I accept all as due my birth.—Al Worden

BEFORE Apollo 15 carried him to the moon in July 1971, Astronaut Worden had never been particularly introspective. Poetry had had no place in his life; he rarely read any, and he had never written a line. But something happened to Worden as he orbited the moon alone in the command ship Endeavor while his crewmates explored...

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