Bill Nye and former astronaut Leland Melvin talk racial injustice and space exploration (video)

Leland Melvin says there was a night when he could have wrongfully been put in jail, stopping any chance of him flying twice in space as a NASA astronaut later in his career.

In conversation with Bill Nye, president of The Planetary Society, the Black retired astronaut recalled being pulled over by a White police officer during Leland’s senior year — graduation night, he said.