Latest Leland D. Melvin Stories

2010-02-22 10:19:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In less than a week, students at Walter G. Byers Elementary will be able to say they've met an astronaut. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) As a part of NASA awareness week in Charlotte, N.C., astronaut Leland Melvin will talk to a group of around 75 kindergarteners through fifth-graders during a school assembly. A veteran of two space flights, Melvin has logged more than 565 hours in space. As co-manager...

2010-01-23 09:26:29

The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission will deliver a specially minted silver medallion to National Football League officials at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The medallion will be used for the official coin toss prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, Feb. 7. Shuttle commander Charlie Hobaugh, a graduate of North Ridgeville High School near Cleveland, Pilot Barry Wilmore, Mission Specialists Leland Melvin,...

2009-11-19 06:50:00

Congressman Bart Gordon and Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville will host a live conversation between more than 120 students and NASA astronaut Barry E. Wilmore on Sunday, Nov. 22. Wilmore is the pilot of space shuttle Atlantis, which launched Nov. 16 on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Members of Wilmore's family also will attend the event. The live call from orbit will take place between 11:08 a.m. and 11:28 a.m. CST. Twenty students, ranging from...

2009-09-16 12:35:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next space shuttle mission to the International Space Station will feature two Virginia-born astronauts, Leland Melvin and Robert Satcher. Shuttle Atlantis is targeted to launch at 4:10 p.m. EST on Nov. 12 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Melvin, born in Lynchburg, Va., will make his second journey into space on this flight, designated STS-129. Satcher,...

2007-12-05 09:00:06

By A.J. Hostetler, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Dec. 5--Astronaut Leland Melvin is getting some down time with his family as preparations continue for his launch aboard the shuttle Atlantis tomorrow afternoon. Melvin's sister, Cathy Clarke of Rustburg, said yesterday that she was looking forward to a family-only gathering at a barbecue dinner last night in Florida. Today, relatives will enjoy their last visit with Melvin before the launch from Kennedy Space Center. . . . The...

2007-12-04 09:00:09

The U.S. space agency started the countdown Monday for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis is to lift off Thursday from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4:31 p.m. EST during a 10-minute launch window. NASA weather officer Kathy Winters said the forecast called for an 80 percent chance of acceptable launch conditions. The seven STS-122 astronauts arrived at Kennedy...

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