Saturday, October 3, 2009

Buzz Lightyear Returns from Space to a Homecoming Parade at the Magic Kingdom

Do you remember that Buzz Lightyear was sent to space many months ago? Well, after 15 months in space onboard the International Space Station, Buzz returned to earth Sept. 11, 2009 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery STS-128.

Even better, Buzz Aldrin who was the second man to walk on the moon in July 1969, and the space ranger toy were joined Oct. 2, 2009 by ISS Expedition 18 astronaut Michael Fincke in a celebratory "homecoming" parade in front of thousands of guests at the Walt Disney World theme park!

Disney Parks and NASA sent the Buzz Lightyear toy into space in 2008 as part of an educational initiative to encourage students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Welcome back, Buzz!

Pictures: copyright Disney

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