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SportsCenter From Outer Space

11/20/2009
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SportsCenter In Space

A visit with Leland Melvin and the International Space Station

The international space station looms above ... doing its research at zero gravity. Among the current astronauts is former Richmond Spider wide receiver Leland Melvin, now 45 years old, he was drafted by the Lions in the 11th round of the 1986 NFL draft and was in NFL and CFL camps before moving on to loftier things. Selected by NASA in 1998, Mr. Melvin has logged more than 306 hours in space, with his first flight coming in 2008. Leland and crew joined Brian Kenny for a conversation from the space station …