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Leland Devon Melvin (February 15, 1964, Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on STS-122, and as mission specialist 1 on STS-129.
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As a boy, Leland Melvin loved to watch the world go by from the back seat of the family car during camping trips to the beach and the mountains.
In six months, Melvin, who grew up in Lynchburg and played football at the University of Richmond, will watch the entire world go by from the space shuttle Atlantis. On what will probably be his only space trip, the 43-year-old will help deliver a European laboratory to the International Space Station.

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