Former NASA Astronaut and NFL Wide Receiver Leland Melvin to be Special Guest at Super Bowl Live
By Space Coast Daily // January 23, 2020
Leland Melvin is the only person in history to catch a pass in the NFL and in space
MIAMI, FLORIDA – On Thurday, January 30 at 4 p.m. a special meet-and-greet will be hosted at the Moon to Mars exhibit during Super Bowl Live in Bayfront Park with veteran NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, the only person ever drafted into the NFL to have flown in space.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and NASA are taking football fans on a journey from the 50-yard line to the galaxy.
Also explore MRVN, the larger-than-life Mars rover concept vehicle. A lunar rover will also be available to explore.
Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path from the gridiron to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars.
He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard space shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame honored his athletic and academic accomplishments by placing his Detroit Lions jersey under glass in Canton, Ohio
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