Today, Buzz Lightyear's dream of flying in space finally came true when he made his first appearance in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with Astronaut Greg Chamitoff, flight engineer for the Expedition 18 mission, to officially open the Toy Story Mania! attraction at Disney's California Adventure. In a downlink from the ISS to the Disneyland Resort, Buzz and Astronaut Chamitoff shared with the world what it's like to experience life in space.
The 12-inch action figure made a historic journey to "to infinity and beyond!" aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery and will conduct various experiments and tests in zero gravity aboard the ISS as part of NASA's "Toys in Space" program.
"Buzz's test in zero gravity is not only a dream come true but an inspiration for children everywhere who share Buzz's dream of space exploration," said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "We are pleased to be working with NASA on such a special mission for Buzz."
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