How astronaut Leland Melvin is using the lessons he learned in space back here at home
This week on Disrupted, we hear from two Black Americans who helped pave the way for the next generation of NASA astronauts and administrators. We’ll speak to NASA director Greg Robinson about the revolutionary James Webb space telescope. And a conversation with Astronaut Leland Melvin, which recently won an award from the Public Media Journalists Association.
- Leland Melvin - Engineer, former NFL Wide Receiver, and retired NASA Astronaut. He’s also the author of Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances
- Greg Robinson - Director for the James Webb Space Telescope Program in the NASA Science Mission Directorate
This program was also produced by J. Carlisle Larsen and Kevin Chang Barnum.
Thanks to our interns, Anya Grondalski and Mira Raju.
This episode originally aired on December 8th, 2021