A Moment of Silence - Leland Melvin

“I’m trying to figure out what my next steps are... to figure out what I’m going to do as a semi-deaf astronaut.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

A Moment of Silence

by Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin suffers a devastating injury that cuts short his dream of flying in space.

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Leland's now-famous NASA portrait featuring his two rescue dogs, Jake and Scout, who he secretly smuggled into NASA for the photoshoot.

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Leland's NASA headshot.