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

Meet Leland Melvin, your new favorite spaceman.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:06 p.m. ET

Posted on January 29, 2015, at 1:42 p.m. ET

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

This is an official portrait for astronaut Leland Melvin. Also, his handle is @Astro_Flow. I'm in awe.

Adam Aton@AdamAtonFollow

This is an official portrait for astronaut Leland Melvin. Also, his handle is @Astro_Flow. I'm in awe.

3:26 PM - 28 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

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

@Astro_Flow @MarketPlunger @AdamAton they're all "take us with u"

Ezra Rapoport@HFBondsTraderFollow

@Astro_Flow @MarketPlunger @AdamAton they're all "take us with u"

10:20 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@Astro_Flow @MarketPlunger @AdamAton they're all "take us with u"

Ezra Rapoport@HFBondsTraderFollow

@Astro_Flow @MarketPlunger @AdamAton they're all "take us with u"

10:20 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@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!

Johnathan@JSlip1Follow

@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!

9:07 PM - 28 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Mike Marshall@blackcharvel72Follow

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

8:51 PM - 28 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

β€œ@isorude_mark: @Astro_Flow You have the best astronaut photo!”Thx Mark. The time when they were behaving during πŸ“· πŸš€

Leland Melvin@Astro_FlowFollow

β€œ@isorude_mark: @Astro_Flow You have the best astronaut photo!”Thx Mark. The time when they were behaving during

10:16 AM - 24 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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