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Leland Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and NASA astronaut. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010.
He also served as the co-chair on the White House's Federal Coordination in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Task Force, developing the nation's five-year STEM education plan.
In Spring 2018, he will appear in "One Strange Rock," a National Geographic Channel event series that explores life on Earth and its rarity in the universe. He was the host of the Lifetime show "Child Genius" and a judge for ABC's "BattleBots." He holds four honorary doctorates and has received the NFL Players Association Award of Excellence. He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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