Chasing Space
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HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
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9780062496775

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Leland Melvin., & Leland Melvin|AUTHOR. (2017). Chasing Space . HarperCollins Publishers.

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Full titlechasing space an astronauts story of grit grace and second chances
Authormelvin leland
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Last Update2021-09-16 20:56:14PM
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Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station. 
 
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