Leland Melvin is an engineer, educator, author, 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.
Melvin holds six honorary doctorates for his service in education, the sciences, and philanthropy.
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 examines the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.
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Leland Melvin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as STEM Education, Space, Football, Diversity, Black Heritage, Engineering, Science, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Television & Film, Entertainers, Hosts & Emcees, Celebrity, STEM, Social Activism, Disability, Overcoming Adversity, Technology, College, Commencement, Animals & Wildlife and Virtual Speakers.
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Leland Melvin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including STEM Education, Space and Football. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Leland Melvin generally travels from Richmond, 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, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour and Carey Lohrenz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leland Melvin for an upcoming event.
Everything was great. Thank you!
C3 Technology Advisors - Oct 30 2023
Project Lead The Way, Inc. - Nov 21 2022
Leland was one of the best speakers we've had. Loved his energy and tone. He did a great job connecting and engaging with our event participants, and was a pleasure to work with behind the scenes on our prep call. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Capital One Services, LLC - Dec 07 2021
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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