[astronomyed] [Fwd: Disney's Buzz Lightyear Travels to the International Space Station Aboard STS-124]

  • From: Mary-Frances Bartels <ki0dz@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: astronomyed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 15:23:10 -0400

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  • From: "NASA Education" <education@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: ki0dz@xxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 11:09:55 -0400
Buzz Lightyear, the Disney / Pixar character that made famous the movie
line "To infinity, and beyond!" has been assigned a new mission on the
International Space Station. The space ranger from the "Toy Story"
movies is joining the crew of the STS-124 space shuttle mission.

The STS-124 space shuttle mission will deliver the next piece of the
Japanese "Kibo" laboratory to the station. Kibo is about the size of a
large tour bus and will be the station's largest laboratory. It will
feature 10 experiment racks where astronauts will conduct microgravity
research that will focus on space medicine, biology, Earth
observations, material production, biotechnology and communications
research. In celebration of Buzz's flight, Disney Parks partnered with
NASA to create five interactive games with educational activities and
special messages from Buzz Lightyear. These will be added to the NASA
Kids' Club Web site throughout the mission.

The games are:

Load the Shuttle
Kids use mathematics and problem-solving to load the space shuttle
payload bay with parts and supplies for the International Space
Station. Students have to consider weight and space available to solve
the challenge.

Mission Matchup
Players match the name of the country with that country's contribution
to spaceflight and technology. As the matches are found, an image of
the completed International Space Station is revealed.

I Spy
Everyday objects such as a football helmet, sunglasses and even an ice
cream cone are hidden on a space station. All the hidden objects are
spin-offs of NASA-developed technology.

Connect It
Players predict how to use the space shuttle's robotic arm to move and
attach the new Japanese module "Kibo" to the International Space

Toys in Space
Players fly Buzz Lightyear around a space station and land him on a
variety of toys to reveal videos of astronauts playing with the toys in
space. Toys in the game include a yo-yo, a soccer ball, a jump rope and
a car on a track.

Buzz Lightyear will stay on the station with the Expedition 17 crew for
approximately five months. He is scheduled to fly home with the crew of
the STS-126 shuttle mission, targeted for November 2008. These missions
are an important step in preparing for the future of spaceflight. NASA
is currently working to carry out a long-term plan that will lead to
humans' returning to the moon and beyond.

Follow along by visiting the NASA Kids' Club site throughout the
STS-124 mission to read Buzz's Mission Logs, download the activity
guides, and play the interactive games. Mission log updates will be
posted as the mission progresses. To visit the NASA Kids' Club, go to

To learn more about the STS-124 space shuttle mission, visit:

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