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How Astronaut Leland Melvin "Ignited" His Passion For Science

Leland Melvin

NASA astronaut and engineer Leland Melvin shares why Science Matters to him. Melvin served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in 2010. He served as the co-chair of the White House's Federal Coordination in STEM Education Task Force committee, developing the nation's five-year education plan. He holds four honorary doctorates and as a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, received the NFL Player Association Award of Excellence. He has recently published the book "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances" in both an adult and young reader format.

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