Buzz Lightyear that flew on space shuttle donated to Smithsonian
Buzz Lightyear with NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver.
March 30th, 2012
10:17 AM ET

Buzz Lightyear that flew on space shuttle donated to Smithsonian

After thousands of trips around the Earth, Buzz Lightyear has landed at the Smithsonian.

The foot-high plastic toy, representing the character from Disney's "Toy Story" franchise, flew to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery on May 31, 2008.

Once aboard, the toy was part of interactive games and special messages designed by NASA and Disney to encourage children to pursue careers in science.

The action figure was brought to NASA ahead of his journey to make him lighter and safer for the voyage.

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