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Space Chasers by Leland Melvin

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Tia Valor finds herself unexpectedly chosen for an elite NASA program and is placed in an intense training regimen alongside other talented middle schoolers. Their mission: to do what kids only dream of—to embark on a daring journey to an advanced space station. However, when they encounter unforeseen dangers in space, with no adults to guide them, Tia and her team must leverage their quick wits and courage.

Created by real-life astronaut Leland Melvin, Eisner-nominated comic creator Joe Caramagna, and drawn by the brilliant Alison Acton, this is a thrilling space adventure about teamwork, adventure and resilience.

Meet the Creators

Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin is an engineer, educator, author, and former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver. He served onboard the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on missions STS-122 (2008) and STS-129 (2009), helping to construct the International Space Station. He led NASA Education and co-chaired the White House’s Federal Coordination in STEM Education Task Force, developing the nation’s five-year STEM education plan. After twenty-four years with NASA as a researcher, an astronaut, and a senior executive service leader, he shares his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue STEAM careers.

Joe Caramagna

Joe Caramagna is a veteran writer of comic books, middle grade novels, graphic novels, and more! His notable works include Disney’s DuckTales and Disney’s Frozen comics, among other books by Disney Comics; Aru Shah and The End of Time graphic novel adaptation by Disney Hyperion, based on the novel by Roshani Chokshi; and many, many Marvel superhero stories starring Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children, and he loves American history, New Jersey Devils hockey, and donuts. Lots of donuts.

Alison Acton

Alison Acton is a Canadian artist with a background in comics and traditional animation. She’s worked for studios like Spumco, Pocket Gems, Big Jump, and Netflix, and publishers like HarperCollins, Tokyopop, and First Second. She loves creating expressive characters, writing snarky dialogue, jiu-jitsu, and long dog walks away from her three almost-teen boys who are perpetually competing to see who can be the loudest.

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Space Chasers logo
Space Chasers by Leland Melvin

Launch into action in T-Minus 3, 2, 1…

Tia Valor finds herself unexpectedly chosen for an elite NASA program and is placed in an intense training regimen alongside other talented middle schoolers. Their mission: to do what kids only dream of—to embark on a daring journey to an advanced space station. However, when they encounter unforeseen dangers in space, with no adults to guide them, Tia and her team must leverage their quick wits and courage.

Created by real-life astronaut Leland Melvin, Eisner-nominated comic creator Joe Caramagna, and drawn by the brilliant Alison Acton, this is a thrilling space adventure about teamwork, adventure and resilience.

Meet the Creators

Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin is an engineer, educator, author, and former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver. He served onboard the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on missions STS-122 (2008) and STS-129 (2009), helping to construct the International Space Station. He led NASA Education and co-chaired the White House’s Federal Coordination in STEM Education Task Force, developing the nation’s five-year STEM education plan. After twenty-four years with NASA as a researcher, an astronaut, and a senior executive service leader, he shares his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue STEAM careers.

Joe Caramagna

Joe Caramagna is a veteran writer of comic books, middle grade novels, graphic novels, and more! His notable works include Disney’s DuckTales and Disney’s Frozen comics, among other books by Disney Comics; Aru Shah and The End of Time graphic novel adaptation by Disney Hyperion, based on the novel by Roshani Chokshi; and many, many Marvel superhero stories starring Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children, and he loves American history, New Jersey Devils hockey, and donuts. Lots of donuts.

Alison Acton

Alison Acton is a Canadian artist with a background in comics and traditional animation. She’s worked for studios like Spumco, Pocket Gems, Big Jump, and Netflix, and publishers like HarperCollins, Tokyopop, and First Second. She loves creating expressive characters, writing snarky dialogue, jiu-jitsu, and long dog walks away from her three almost-teen boys who are perpetually competing to see who can be the loudest.

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