HARTFORD -- An astronaut stopped by Hartford Public High School Thursday.
Leland Melvin spent some time with students at the Academy Of Engineering and Green Technology.
"This is one of the most important things that I can do as an astronaut because it helps children see that they can do or be anything especially I'm a minority male and we have all these types of things that are going on with minority males in schools motivation and inspiration and all those things so if I can get a kid to see that guy looks like me. He was... then if he can do it I can do it." said Melvin.
Melvin is the host of the Lifetime series 'Child Genius.'