A Cultural History
Found an old tv advert for this on youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-zWEDsaUiYAnd heres another steve austin astronaut dollhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Six-Million-Dollar-Man-ASTRONAUT-STEVE-AUSTIN-8-FIGURE-retro-vintage-mego-/301392849708?pt=UK_ToysGames_ActionFigures_ActionFigures_JN&hash=item462c69eb2c
I love how it is labelled "Mission to Mars", but is clearly the Lunar surface.
The TV add even says Mars, It's from 1976 of course which was all about Mars, Probably a last minute rebrand to cash in on those Viking Landers.
Found another couple of dolls this time from 2001http://rono22.deviantart.com/art/2001-Space-Odyssey-Dave-Bowman-and-Hal-9000-437297763http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/sci-fi-as-in-science-fiction-2001-a-space-odyssey-c-9_345/discovery-astronaut-deluxe-12-1-6-astronaut-spacesuit-blue-p-18596http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=32858
Nice, the first one is bordering on genius.