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Robert Pearlman
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Apollo 15 command module pilot Al Worden visited the United Arab Emirates for the first time last week to advocate for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as "the fundamental tools of the trade" for future exploration on Earth and in space.

During a tour led by Kallman Worldwide, and sponsored by The Boeing Company, General Atomics Aeronautical and Lockheed Martin, Worden visited high schools in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and participated in the UAE University (Al Ain) Mars Symposium before appearing at the Dubai Airshow.

It was at the airshow that Worden made a special presentation — he gifted Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, with an Apollo 15 Robbins medallion containing metal flown to the moon in 1971. The Sheikh was so moved by the gift, that he removed a diamond and gold broach from his person and presented it in kind.

The following photos (and above video) are courtesy Jason Rubin (cS: 4allmankind) of Kallman Worldwide.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-20-2017 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A mission patch was created for Worden's tour:

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