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Leland Devon Melvin, Astronaut
Heather Perry / National Geographic11/15

Leland Devon Melvin, Astronaut

“We look at the planet from that vantage point of this orbital outpost traveling 17,500 miles per hour, going around the planet every 90 minutes and I didn’t see any borders. I saw this fragile blue planet that we are all in charge of ensuring that we keep it sustained." - Leland Devon Melvin, former astronaut, who served on Space Shuttle Atlantis.

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