About 2 years after the filming of "Escape", the "Ape-o-Naut" suits were used in the infamous "cantina" scene
from "Star Wars". After that, this suit was stripped of the Apollo Mission paint-scheme and returned to its original
Mercury Mission silver mylar finish. You can see several of the silver suits in a few films and televison shows from the 1960's.
• The suits were made for the 1966 farce "WAY...WAY OUT!" starring Jerry Lewis, Dennis Weaver, and Connie Stevens.
• They again ape-peared in James Coburn's 1967 super-spy feature "In Like Flint".
That same year, the suits came back to Earth in episodes 24 and 25
Three mylar suits were also used in the first episode of the final season
• Bob Hope wore one in a "Planet
of the Shapes" skit with Sally
I'm sure there are more tv/film appearances
It is not known
which of the WAY...WAY OUT cast suits were converted to the ANSA suits
When we received Sal Mineo's suit for resoration,
it was missing the gloves, helmet mount, and boots.
As you can see, Sal's suit has now been fully
restored for this display.
It now resides in the pop-culture museum in SEATTLE WASHING, along with one of our Cornelius and Dr. Zaius mannequins
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