Leland Melvin

Former astronaut and NFL player Leland Melvin to speak at U of R

Retired NASA astronaut and former NFL player Leland Melvin will discuss his incredible life during a special event Nov. 13 at the University of Redlands.

Melvin is the only person in the world who can say they were drafted by the NFL and have been in space. He served as co-chair of the White House’s STEM Education Task Force, developing the country’s five-year plan for STEM education, and is a consultant on the National Geographic show Mars. Melvin is also a survivor, as his brain repaired itself after an injury left him deaf. He writes about this in his new memoir, Chasing Space.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel. It is free and open to the public. —Catherine

Posted: Nov. 3, 2019

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