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Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin is an accomplished American engineer, astronaut, and educator celebrated for his remarkable contributions to space exploration and his commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Born on February 15, 1964, in Lynchburg, Virginia, his career is marked by his dedication to scientific advancement and his inspirational journey to the stars.


Melvin began his career as an NFL football player for the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys, but an injury led him to shift his focus to the world of science. He eventually joined NASA as an astronaut and participated in two Space Shuttle missions, STS-122 and STS-129, where he helped build the International Space Station.


Beyond his achievements as an astronaut, Leland Melvin is known for his advocacy for STEM education, working to inspire and engage young people in science and engineering fields. His memoir, “Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances,” recounts his life journey and continues to inspire the next generation of scientists.


His influential work in space exploration and STEM education has solidified Leland Melvin as a respected and inspirational figure, known for his contributions to both the scientific community and the broader society.





Our booking team has successfully helped clients around the globe secure talent like Leland Melvin for corporate events, speaking engagements, personal appearances and product endorsements for over 20 years. We take the time to listen and understand the needs of corporations and organizations looking to hire entertainers, musicians, speakers and other creative talent. Fill out a booking request form for Leland Melvin to discuss your event. One of our team members will be happy to provide pricing guidance and availability for Leland Melvin or any other talent you may be interested in.



Booking fees for Leland Melvin, or any other artist, singer, or celebrity, are calculated based on a many different factors and can change at any time. Talent prices often vary in accordance with the nature of the event, talent’s current work schedule, the physical location of the event and performance length. The talent fees stated on this site are designed to serve as a guideline only. In some instances, the quote you receive may vary slightly from the given range. To receive the most current and up-to-date fee to book Leland Melvin, please fill out our talent request form to speak with one of our experienced booking agents.



Anthem Talent Agency has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leland Melvin for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. Being a full service talent booking agency, we have access to every celebrity, performer, speaker, or artist on the planet. Our experienced booking agents are happy to submit a formal offer on your behalf to the talent of your choice, lending you the benefit of our stellar reputation and long-established relationships in the entertainment industry. Tell us more about your event here, and one of our experienced agents will help you to hire Leland Melvin or another celebrity of your choice for your upcoming event.



Anthem Talent Agency, acts as a “buyers agent” in the artist booking process. Why work with us? We exclusively represent corporations, event & conference planners, and private institutions, who are seeking to secure world-class performers, speakers, musicians, comedians, artists, magicians or celebrities for corporate events, private performances, appearances, speaking engagements & keynote lectures, commercials, or product endorsements & sponsorship opportunities. We have access to virtually all categories of talent.  Anthem does not claim to exclusively represent Leland Melvin nor claim to be the exclusive agency for Leland Melvin or any other talent listed on this site. For more information on how we work please visit our about us page. For the most recent updates please visit our blog. Still have questions? Please view our FAQ