Leland continues to share his inspirational story through live events, virtual explorations, and televised interviews.

Procter & Gamble | These Hands

These Hands is part of P&G’s Widen the Screen program which aims to address the systematic bias and inequality in advertising and media. These Hands takes you on a journey through a child's imagination as a game of catch with his father opens his mind to the possibilities of his future beyond athletics.

This film is a collaboration between P&G and UNINTERRUPTED, an athlete empowerment brand on a mission to empower greatness in every individual. These Hands and the associated community impact programs are a commitment to Black boys - a promise to create broader opportunities and remove the systemic barriers along the path.

Let's open their minds. So we can open their futures.

A Journey into Space with Astronaut/Engineer and former NFL player, Leland Melvin

Deep space exploration is the final frontier and investment in space programs is accelerating progress for all mankind. Former astronaut Leland Melvin will give us a tour of the International Space Station and help students understand how math, science, and technology are essential to space exploration.

STEM Career Playbook Featuring Hyundai's Olabisi Boyle

Olabisi Boyle, vice president of Hyundai Motor America, joins astronaut and former NFL wide receiver Leland Melvin to share insights and advice with students to succeed in Next Frontier industries, including automotive and Internet of Things (IoT).

Celebrating Black Lives In The Space Industry

An Exchange Of Leadsership Stories & Experiences

Varsity Tutors | Leland Melvin Astronaut | Free Live Online Classes

What happens when students become truly engaged in online classes? They might just forget about all the distractions of at-home learning and start looking forward to their next class. Ignite that love of learning with free live Varsity Tutors classes taught by some pretty incredible instructors.

Create a free Varsity Tutors account and explore over 1,000 free live classes. With subjects ranging from origami to algebra, you’ll find both enrichment and academic classes for your K-12 students. Looking for more ways to learn? Help your student prepare for the school year ahead with private online tutoring, small group classes, homeschool solutions, and more at

A Conversation: Leland Melvin and Bill Nye

Astronaut Leland Melvin and Bill Nye sit down to talk about space exploration and how racial injustice affects it.

Leland Melvin’s inspiring story of rocketing across careers

Engineer and philanthropist Leland Melvin made his way into the world of professional football and outer space. Explore his incredible journey.


Leland Melvin supporting CITYarts with Tsipi Ben-Haim

Inspiring Our Youth

Leland Melvin inspiring our youth, the future LEADERS, to Go ABOVE and BEYOND


Leland Melvin takes selfie with the students of Hamilton Grange Middle School

2008 STS 122 Water Bubble

Water Bubble and M&Ms in Micro Gravity

Staying Clean In Space with Elmo

Elmo, Sesame Street’s adorable character, learns how astronauts stay clean and brush their teeth in the zero-g environment of space.

Disney Leland Melvin Profile Be Inspired HD

Leland's parents and the Lynchburg, VA community helped me believe in myself and stay inspired to live a curious passion filled life knowing that anything is possible with hard work and faith.

My Magazine: Leland Melvin

Flipboard is highlighting some particularly moving curators/storytellers for a new video series called "My Magazine." In this video, Leland Melvin tells them about his inspiration in educating the next generation of explorers. Follow Melvin on Flipboard at and share your own passions and magazines with us on social media using the #MyMagazine hashtag.

For inquiries on speaking engagements and booking Leland for your next event visit the CAA website.