Leland Melvin Is The New NASA Education AA

NASA Selects Astronaut Leland D. Melvin to Lead Office of Education

"My passion for education was inspired by my parents, who were both middle school teachers," Melvin said. "I witnessed the direct impact that educators can have in a community and on an individual's destiny. NASA's people, programs and resources are unparalleled. Our unique assets are poised to engage students, to captivate their imagination and to encourage their pursuit of STEM-related studies that are so vital to their future. This is an exciting challenge and I am ready to work with Administrator Bolden, my colleagues at NASA, our partners, and students across the country to usher in a new era of opportunity to inspire that next generation of explorers."

Challenger Center Lauds NASA's New Associate Administrator for Education, Leland Melvin, Challenger Center for Space Science Education

"Melvin has an exceptional background for this position, both through his flight experience as an astronaut, and his educational leadership as co-director of NASA's Educator Astronaut program, and his current work developing NASA's educational strategic plan. "Leland is an extremely talented astronaut, engineer, scientist and athlete. Moreover, he is a great friend of educators and students. His selection as NASA's Associate Administrator for Education bodes well for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in our country. Challenger Center looks forward to supporting him in this new role." said Scott Parazynski, astronaut and Chair of the Board for Challenger Center."

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