Leland Melvin

I first became aware of Leland Melvin, as many probably have, from his amazing 2009 NASA portrait, where he poses with his two dogs – Jake and Scout. But beyond that photo is a man with an incredible life as an NFL player, scientist and astronaut. I was lucky enough to contribute some illustrations to a website designed to tell his story – starting with boyhood experiences that shaped his interests, through his time on-board the space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station. Check out the website here. It is an achievement of many creative and talented people. Aside from the illustrated stories of his life I contributed to, there are activities for children, videos, and animations to explore.