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The January Series – Leland Melvin – Chasing Space

Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances – A former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, Leland Melvin is an engineer and NASA astronaut who served on the space shuttle Atlantis and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010.  He also served as the co-chair of the White House’s STEM Education Task Force committee, developing the nation’s five-year education plan. He is host of the Lifetime show Child Genius and a judge for ABC’s BattleBots. He holds four honorary doctorates and has received the NFL Player Association Award of Excellence.