Film, Video Leland Melvin: 2017 National Book Festival

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Title
Leland Melvin: 2017 National Book Festival
Summary
Leland Melvin discusses "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
September 02, 2017
Notes
-  Leland Melvin is an engineer, NASA astronaut and former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. 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 of the White House's Federal Coordination in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Task Force committee, developing the nation's five-year education plan. He is 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 Player Association Award of Excellence. His new book "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances," tells his personal story of perseverance, dedication and taking whatever life throws at you.
Related Resources
National Book Festival: https://www.loc.gov/bookfest
Running Time
45 minutes 33 seconds
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