“I think about how we can take this message further, through the arts, education, engineering — all these things are so important. We can change our world in a positive way.”


Orbiting the Earth in under two hours, you see a sunrise and sunset every 45 minutes. NASA astronaut Leland Melvin has seen the oceans from a vantage point few will experience first-hand: outer space. In his Parley Talk, Leland explains that "you almost need new definitions for blue" when viewing the oceans from hundreds of miles above the surface.

Through a series of images taken from the International Space Station, Leland highlights the beauty and fragility of our oceans and man's influence on this finite planet. With a focus on the arts, engineering and education, he offers a message of optimism and hope for our future.