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Media Advisory: Former NASA Astronaut and NFL Wide Receiver Leland Melvin to be ‘Moon To Mars’ Special Guest at Super Bowl Live

WHAT:          Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and NASA are taking football fans on a journey

from the 50-yard line to the galaxy. Join us for a special meet-and-greet with veteran NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, the only person ever drafted into the NFL to have flown in space. Also explore MRVN®, the larger-than-life Mars rover concept vehicle. A lunar rover will also be available to explore.


Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path from the gridiron to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard space shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station. The Pro Football Hall of Fame honored his athletic and academic accomplishments by placing his Detroit Lions jersey under glass in Canton, Ohio. 

WHEN:        Thursday, January 30, 2020

4 p.m.

WHERE:      Moon to Mars exhibit at Super Bowl LIVE in Bayfront Park.

Media entrance located on the northwest side of the park at NE 3rd St. and Biscayne Blvd.
Credentials required for entry.

NOTE:          Interviews with Leland Melvin and tours inside the Mars rover concept vehicle available upon

equest and require prior arrangements.


To attend this event, please RSVP to:
Lauren Walbert,, (443) 683-0294
Liz Feldman,, (443) 683-0917