NASA and Pharrell Congratulate More Than 900 Students

NASA’s Associate Administrator of Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin recalls when he applied to the astronaut program. He had family members telling him he couldn’t be an astronaut, but his dreams surpassed any obstacles that stood in his way, and Melvin made it happen.

Here’s a great article by Sasha Congiu for NASA:

NASA’s Associate Administrator of Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin recalls when he applied to the astronaut program. He had family members telling him he couldn’t be an astronaut, but his dreams surpassed any obstacles that stood in his way, and Melvin made it happen.

“Don’t let anyone keep you away from your dreams, not even your own family,” Melvin said. “And definitely don’t let yourselves keep you away from your dreams.”

Melvin told this story to more than 900 middle school students and parents at the From One Hand To AnOTHER (FOHTA) Summer of Innovation (SOI) graduation and awards ceremony.

Read the full article here →

NASA's Associate Administrator of Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin and three-time Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams congratulated and inspired students who participated in NASA's Summer of Innovation. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

NASA’s Associate Administrator of Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin and three-time Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams congratulated and inspired students who participated in NASA’s Summer of Innovation. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

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