Leland D. Melvin

Astronaut

1964 –

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Who is Leland D. Melvin?

Leland Devon Melvin is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on STS-122, and as mission specialist 1 on STS-129. Melvin was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010.

Melvin attended Heritage High School and then went on to the University of Richmond on a football scholarship, where he received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. In 1991 he received a Master of Science degree in Materials Science Engineering, from the University of Virginia. His parents, Deems and Grace Melvin, reside in Lynchburg, Virginia. His recreational interests include photography, piano, reading, music, cycling, tennis, and snowboarding. Melvin recently appeared as an elimination challenge guest judge in the 12th episode of Top Chef and with his dogs in the 7th season of the The Dog Whisperer.

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Born
Feb 15, 1964
Lynchburg
Also known as
  • Leland Melvin
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia
  • Heritage High School
Lived in
  • Lynchburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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