Astronaut Leland Melvin managed to smuggle his two rescue dogs onto the official photo shoot for his NASA portrait. As shown below, the dogs, Jake and Scout can be seen sharing a warm moment with their beloved owner.
Leland had planned to get his dogs involved as soon as he was told about the official NASA photo and sneaked them into the studio in the early hours of the morning.
He managed to take two photos with the dogs with no objections from staff. The first one being big, wet, sloppy kisses and hugs from Jake and Scout. The second one much calmer, but filled with just as much love.