BACKSTORY FROM COXPILOT: There were lots of different ones through the years, but the one I remember is this one. The first one sold balloons, the next one had the disk on his chest (looks like a CD), the next one had K-7 on the helmet, and the last one had more collar rings on his suit. About the Space Girl: She originally worked at Carnation Ice Cream Parlor on Main St. as a greeter. It was quite imposing to see this 6'2" blond asking people “How many in your party?” Keith Palmer instigated her being hired as the space girl, and I think that was around 1962. Plus, they added high heel boots.
The space people became very popular. I also remember that the Space Man would stand very still inside the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exhibit, in the shadowed area around where the diving suits were. People would think he was part of the exhibit, until he would jump out. When supervisors found out about it, they put a stop to it. Some parents complained that the children were afraid.
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