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      Leland Melvin Speaks at 40th Anniversary GLCT Celebration

      Lynchburg, VA -{}The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust called in a hometown hero for its 40th Anniversary Celebration Friday night. Lynchburg native and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin was the guest speaker of the event. He has been a part of NASA since 1989.

      Melvin took part in 2 space shuttle missions to the International Space Station.

      "I don't think I'll be going up any time soon I'm just helping others get a chance to go up, especially our youth of today," said Leland Melvin.

      Friday night's celebration is a culmination of several events that took place during the organization's 40th anniversary year.