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irish guy
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posted 07-09-2014 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Apollo 15 Astronaut Experience

Once in a lifetime ...

Not since 1970 has Limerick played host to an Apollo astronaut

Over 7 billion people live on planet earth, only 24 men have flown to another celestial body, in 2014 one is coming to Limerick.

In September 2014 you will have an opportunity to meet and greet Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden. This event is not just a dinner and lecture event, but a true opportunity to meet and greet such an inspiring individual. Test Pilot, Engineer, Poet and Apollo Astronaut.

  • Share In The Experience
  • Learn From The Past
  • Inspire A New Generation
Not only does Worden present his first hand experience of preparing for and travelling to the moon, but meets with attendees for a personal photo shoot and autograph opportunity. A truly unique experience.

Bringing this event to Limerick is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many people to meet one of only 24 men who have flown to the moon. Shake the hand which guided the Apollo 15 Command Module to the moon and back.

The event comprises of two separate sessions as follows:

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-09-2014 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There once was an pilot named Al...

Sorry guys; I couldn't resist it.

Shane Hannon
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posted 09-16-2014 05:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shane Hannon   Click Here to Email Shane Hannon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking forward to heading to the dinner event with Al Worden with my girlfriend tomorrow night in Limerick.

Anyone else planning on heading?

moorouge
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posted 09-16-2014 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
There once was an pilot named Al...
There once was a pilot named Al
Whose trip to the Moon went so well.
But the sight of Dave Scott
Plastic bag on his bot
Made him comment - remember it I shall.

Shane Hannon
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posted 09-18-2014 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shane Hannon   Click Here to Email Shane Hannon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Myself and Demi had a fantastic night at the dinner with Al Worden in Limerick last night. It was great to finally meet Eamonn 'irish guy' Cregan and his lovely wife Siobhán.

Al seemed in great form, especially considering he had to be up for a 7am flight to Birmingham this morning for Autographica. The dinner was lovely, Al said a few words and we also got to hear from astronomer Dr. Niall Smith of the Blackrock Observatory in Cork.

Al was happy to sign autographs at any stage of the night and I was delighted to get my copy of the fantastic book 'Falling To Earth', Al's memoirs written with Francis French, and my professional photo-shoot picture signed as well.

The event was very intimate with only around 30 there in total which made the experience all the more special.

I have to personally thank Paul Ryan, the organiser of this event, for allowing me to sit with Al for around 20 minutes before the dinner - the resulting article reviewing the event and looking at Al's life will be published in a matter of weeks.

I hope Paul is now encouraged to make this a regular thing as it truly was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had with any of the Apollo astronauts I've had the pleasure of meeting.

Shane Hannon
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posted 11-04-2014 05:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shane Hannon   Click Here to Email Shane Hannon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Al for an interview before the dinner thanks to the event organiser Paul Ryan.

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