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Astronauts + Dogs = Love!

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Last Updated:  February 13th 2017
First Published:  February 13th 2017

Look at this guy!

His name is Leland Orser and he's an astronaut. This is his official NASA portrait!

NASA

Hos dogs weren't meant to be in the picture with him...

NASA doesn't allow dogs, so to get his beloved pooches in the shot with him, Leland had to sneak them in a van with music blaring to mask their barks

NASA

He's been called the coolest astronaut in the world...

And originally wasn't going to be an astronaut at all - he was going to play American football but hurt his knee! Amazing! And his selfie game is excellent! 

Leland Melvin on Twiter

And here's a picture of him eating REAL space food in REAL space!