Astronaut’s awesome official photo goes viral

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 15:44:40-05

NASA astronaut Leland Melvin may have the best official photo ever taken by the agency.

Reporters started tweeting the pic of Melvin and his dogs Jake and Scout on Friday, the Buzzfeed noticed and the image really took off.

Melvin, who worked at Langley Research Center before becoming an astronaut, goes by the Twitter handle @Astro_Flow  and also hosts a Lifetime series called Child Genius.

After the picture took off he posted another one where Jake and Scout were better behaved: