Astronaut Al Worden has died. He was 88 years old and died peacefully in his sleep at home. He is best known for his solo-pilot mission and deep spacewalk during Apollo 15. Astronaut Al Worden has died at the age of 88. His family confirmed the news that he died in his sleep at home. Al was best known for being the solo-pilot during the Apollo 15 mission. He was the solo-pilot around a satellite while two crew members test drove the first lunar rover. Al was born Alfred Merrill Worden on February 7, 1932. He was one of only 24 people to have ever flown to the Moon. He also received a spot in the Guinness World Records as the most isolated human being. This was from his time alone as a pilot during Apollo 15.