From May 2008 through September 2009, a Buzz Lightyear toy spent 468 days in orbit around the Earth. But the space ranger didn't go into his mission cold; he got some training from a fellow who knows a thing or two about life in space: second man on the moon (and Lightyear's namesake) Buzz Aldrin.

This Buzz Lightyear toy was recently inducted into the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, a worthy retirement for such a heroic piece of plastic. To infinity and beyond!


[via GeekDad]