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Worden and Waldwick-based Kallman Worldwide will help international students travel to Space Camp in Alabama. Alexis Shanes, NorthJersey.com

RIDGEWOOD — Apollo Astronaut Al Worden has partnered with a Bergen County-based firm to develop a scholarship program that will bring international students to the U.S. for STEM education.

Speaking Tuesday at a Ridgewood Rotary Club meeting, Worden said today’s youth will develop the technology needed to take humans far beyond the Milky Way.

“We hope that we’re building a hotspot of STEM-minded young people,” he said.

Worden, 87, is one of 12 people still living who have flown to the moon and back. He was the command module pilot for the 1971 Apollo 15

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