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This Astronaut Has The Best Official Portrait You’ll Ever See

Meet Leland Melvin, your new favorite spaceman.

1. Reporter Adam Aton recently discovered the most incredible astronaut portrait maybe ever…

2. Meet NASA astronaut Leland Melvin and his dogs, Jake and Scout!

Melvin has been working for NASA since 1989. He’s assigned to the Astronaut Office Space Station Operations Branch, and the Education Department at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

According to National Geographic, Scout wandered into Melvin’s yard and he’s taken care of him ever since.

3. And of course, the internet has completely fallen in love with him and his two dogs.

@Astro_Flow I want to be you.

— sparksjls (@Jason Sparks)

@Astro_Flow you are my favorite astronaut. I’m almost 30 years old. I’m not ashamed of what i am. Thanks for all you do!

— JSlip1 (@Johnathan)

@Astro_Flow I am now following an American hero! Now, having said that, what are your dog’s names? They’re so cute!

— blackcharvel72 (@Mike Marshall)

9. And best of all, after his photo went viral, Melvin shared another photo, one where Jake and Scout were behaving a little better.

“@isorude_mark: @Astro_Flow You have the best astronaut photo!”Thx Mark. The time when they were behaving during 📷 🚀

— Astro_Flow (@Leland Melvin)

10. Aside from working with NASA, Melvin is also the host of a Lifetime series called Child Genius and has the best Twitter handle ever: @Astro_Flow.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/space-dogs

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