Leland Melvin has twice flown the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station—but his path to space included an NFL career lost to injury and an astronaut training accident that left him with a “do not fly” designation. He now teaches about science, perseverance, and space exploration as an educational ambassador and a teacher for Varsity Tutors’ StarCourse series.
About the class
Join our next class for aspiring rocket scientists of all ages. Register here to join the countdown to our next voyage with astronaut Leland Melvin. Students have learned about life in space, the dynamics of building a rocket and more in this series of classes. More class details incoming on how to take your space knowledge into the next stratosphere.
The STEM Success Series
Join Leland to learn about rocket launches, and then blast off on exotic explorations of your own with classes on science, technology, engineering and math.