This week marks a significant event in the history of manned space flight. No, not the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which launched on July 16 and landed on the moon on the 20th.
It's the week a toy version of Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear got carried aboard the space shuttle Endeavor—which launched last night, headed for the international space station—to commemorate the opening of "Toy Story Mania!" at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.
To mark the occasion, Disney paired real-life Apollo 11 astronaut and newly commissioned Disney shill Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. with his toy counterpart in a "training video," which you can view below. It does not damage the dignity of the second man on the moon too much, and besides, a man's gotta eat, right?
Toy Story 3 opens in theaters June 18, 2010.