Greatest official astronaut portrait ever as Leland Melvin sneaks in his dogs

NASA astronaut and TV host Leland Melvin has another title: best dog dad in the galaxy.

The Atlantis Space Shuttle traveler has his two dogs Jake and Scout in his official astronaut portrait.

Hi twitter handle is @Astro_Flow and his bio is amazing.


Melvin was chosen by the Detroit Lions in the 11th round of the 1986 NFL college draft and wMelvinLeland2as in football training camps for the Toronto Argonauts and the Dallas Cowboys.

He has a MSc in Materials Science engineering from the University of Virginia and is a veteran of two space flights, STS-122 in 2008, and STS-129 in 2009. He’s logged over 565 hours in space.

But to Jake and Scout and the rest of us, he’s just way cool and admits yep, he sure did sneak his dogs in for his official portrait.



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