Shuttle Personal Hygiene, Washcloth, STS-1

The Space Shuttle is not equipped with a shower or bath, but astronauts use soap, washcloths, wet-wipes, and small towels for personal hygiene during a mission. In addition to these items, each astronaut has a kit stocked with toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, and other products for personal hygiene and grooming. This is one of several extra washcloths from the first Shuttle mission, STS-1, in April 1981.

Transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian Institution in 1982.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Cannon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Materials
Cotton
Polyester
Ink
Dimensions
Overall: 30.8 x 28.6 x 0.5cm (12 1/8 x 11 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

The Space Shuttle is not equipped with a shower or bath, but astronauts use soap, washcloths, wet-wipes, and small towels for personal hygiene during a mission. In addition to these items, each astronaut has a kit stocked with toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, and other products for personal hygiene and grooming. This is one of several extra washcloths from the first Shuttle mission, STS-1, in April 1981.

Transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian Institution in 1982.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Cannon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Materials
Cotton
Polyester
Ink
Dimensions
Overall: 30.8 x 28.6 x 0.5cm (12 1/8 x 11 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

ID: A19820170000