Awwwww: Astronaut Gets Official NASA Portrait Taken With His Two Rescue Dogs

April 21, 2015


These are the official NASA portraits of astronaut Leland Melvin. Apparently he brought his two rescue dogs Jake and Scout into the studio on picture day, and got his official photos taken with them. Beautiful, aren't they? I wish Sears Portrait Studio would have let me bring my pets in to get our family pictures taken. But nooooooo, the photographer was all, "Sorry, but no bears or alligators in the portrait studio, sir!" What a jerk. I had to take Bloody Claws and Legbiter to get ice cream afterward because their feelings were so hurt.

One more shot featuring a much calmer Jake and Scout after the jump.


Thanks to Abby, who agrees they really need to bring back that neon laser-light backdrop from 90's school pictures.

  • ProphetFlume

    I believe you got his name wrong. That is Mike Dexter.

  • the antagonist

    This guy totally wins at life. Before becoming an astronaut, he was an NFL wide receiver. Here he is with Elmo:

  • Jenness

    Dude, this is so American I just can't stand it I love it so much! It's like Dog #1 can't even stop himself from wanting to taste the FREEDOM!!!!

  • Leland_Gaunt

    Man, his wife and sister really need a makeover. I'm just sayin'.

  • Jason Christopher

    Sell any beauty products down at Needful Things?

  • Leland_Gaunt

    Everyday, my friend. every day. ;)

  • Jason Christopher

    I love astronauts. I love dogs. This picture pleases me.

  • MustacheHam

    awww, that's is super sweet. :D

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