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Former astronaut Leland Melvin, ‘86, and Robert Satcher during talk at VMHC on Oct. 25. 

UR alum talks perseverance, diversity and what it’s like in space

On the evening of Oct. 25, Leland Melvin, ‘86, had an audience of hundreds captivated by his stories of perseverance as an astronaut at NASA. He was joined on stage – as he was in space – by his friend and fellow former astronaut Robert Satcher. They traveled aboard the shuttle Atlantis in 2009, marking the first time two African-American men were in space together.

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