Leland Melvin astronaut and NFL player is truly an inspiration. Despite many setbacks in life, he still managed to fulfill his dream of space travel. He now wants to help others see their shared dreams come true. Now retired from NASA, Melvin says that he was, “trying to figure out what to do with his life.” Spaceship Earth Grants is his latest endeavor. This project raises money and accepts applications from students who wish to travel in space. Melvin says, “the experience changes you fundamentally.” At his latest presentation at the NAMIC conference held in New York, Melvin displayed awe inspiring photographs and video of our beautiful planet earth from his vantage point in space. The audience was dazzled as we watched Melvin and his colleagues play with their food as it floated in mid air. Melvin even joined in a game of football while in space and watched him get tackled. Leland has also appeared on such notable television shows as Top Chef and the Dog Whisperer. Through Spaceship Earth Grants, one in every thousand applicants will have an opportunity to fly in space.