Buzz was a passenger in 2008-09 on the international space station and was transported back and forth on the shuttle Discovery. True to his scene-stealing character, the flown Buzz has beaten the shuttle to Washington by weeks. Discovery is due to join the much-larger artifacts at the Smithsonian on April 19.
The toy, first introduced in 1995 and inspiring a series of spin-offs, was named after Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. In space Buzz had to work, joining a series of education demonstrations.