This Astronaut’s Courage to Discuss Personal and Professional Journeys Helps Others Heal
At a young age, Leland Melvin was inspired by tennis player Arthur Ashe, not astronauts. But then the combination of a chemistry set and bread-truck-turned-camper taught him what it meant to be an explorer at a young age. Candidly, he describes an unfathomable childhood tragedy that made exploring and getting away even more appealing. He went on to be drafted by the NFL, and then to become an astronaut. Melvin’s moving and humorous talk about seeing life from space, figuratively and literally, gives us all a refreshing new perspective.