tdr0914_Buzz Lightyear actually went to the space?

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Space ranger toy “Buzz Lightyear” is one of popular characters from “Toy Story” series and is famous with his signature phrase “to infinity and beyond”.

When he first appeared he believed he was the real space ranger and involved other toys around, but actually he went to space before.

Which is?

Surprisingly, by having support by National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) he went on board the space shuttle that launch to the space.

Actually Disney and NASA has developed educational program “Toys in Space Project” which is part of “Space Ranger Education” together and project of launching Buzz to the space brought up as the program starting and new attraction “Toy Story Mania!” opens at two parks in America.

June 1st 2008 6:02 am (eastern United States summer time: May 31st 5:02pm) space shuttle “Discovery STS-124″ that Buzz is on board was successfully launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

By the way with this Discovery had Japanese equipment module “Kibou” and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide was on board, so it gathered many attentions in Japan too.

We never would have thought Buzz was on that space shuttle.

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