LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Buzz Lightyear has received a rocket hero's welcome home.
The 12-inch action figure that returned last month from a real 15-month space station mission took part in a parade at Walt Disney World on Friday afternoon. Leading the parade was "the real Buzz" - Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon.
Buzz Aldrin rode atop a 1969 Camaro convertible, followed by former space station commander Mike Fincke in another convertible. Then came Buzz Lightyear in a small, remote-controlled "Toy Story" movie-type car.
Aldrin says he briefed Buzz Lightyear before the toy launched into space in 2008. Aldrin says he reminded little Buzz that he's the real Buzz.
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