Leland Melvin Biography

Leland Melvin is an engineer, educator, former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on mission STS-122 (2008) and STS-129 (2009), helping to construct the International Space Station.

Upon hanging up his space boots, he led NASA Education and co-chaired the White House’s Federal Coordination in STEAM Education Task Force, developing the nation’s 5-year STEM education plan.

After 24 years with NASA as a researcher, astronaut and Senior Executive Service leader, he shares his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue STEAM careers.

In May 2017, Melvin released his memoir, "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances." In "Chasing Space," Melvin shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, and examine the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.

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Leland Melvin Videos

An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin
One on One with Keynote Speaker, Leland Melvin
How I overcame disability to become a NASA astronaut | Leland Melvin

How to book Leland Melvin?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Leland Melvin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Leland Melvin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Leland Melvin or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Leland Melvin?

Booking fees for Leland Melvin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Leland Melvin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Leland Melvin?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leland Melvin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leland Melvin for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Leland Melvin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Leland Melvin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Leland Melvin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including STEM Education, Space and Football. The estimated speaking fee range to book Leland Melvin for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Leland Melvin generally travels from Lynchburg, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, José M. Hernández and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leland Melvin for an upcoming event.

Leland Melvin Videos

An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin
One on One with Keynote Speaker, Leland Melvin
How I overcame disability to become a NASA astronaut | Leland Melvin
What humanity will gain by going to Mars | Leland Melvin
SDCC 2018: National Geographic MARS

Leland Melvin Reviews

  • Thank you for helping us navigate the planning for Leland's visit. We appreciate your help in making arrangements during the holiday season and pandemic conditions. All team members were helpful and we were pleased to be able to conduct a pre-event meeting with Melvin and Edie. Leland did an outstanding job and we have received feedback that the event was an all time Institute Day favorite of many faculty and staff. Thanks again for the wonderful support and followup!!
    Yosemite Community College District - Jan 15 2021

  • Target - Sep 24 2019

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How to book Leland Melvin?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Leland Melvin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Leland Melvin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Leland Melvin or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Leland Melvin?

Booking fees for Leland Melvin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Leland Melvin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Leland Melvin?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leland Melvin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leland Melvin for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Leland Melvin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Leland Melvin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Leland Melvin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including STEM Education, Space and Football. The estimated speaking fee range to book Leland Melvin for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Leland Melvin generally travels from Lynchburg, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, José M. Hernández and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leland Melvin for an upcoming event.

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