Scissors, Surgical, Apollo 11

These scissors were part of the Personal Preference Kit of Command Module Pilot Michael Collins during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. They were used to open the plastic bags in which food was rehydrated, to enable the astronauts to eat and reduce the danger of spillage.

Donated to the National Air and Space Museum by Michael Collins in 1984

Donated by Michael Collins

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Michael Collins
Manufacturer
Weck

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Overall: Chrome-plated steel
Dimensions
3-D: 17.8 x 5.1cm (7 x 2 in.)

These scissors were part of the Personal Preference Kit of Command Module Pilot Michael Collins during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. They were used to open the plastic bags in which food was rehydrated, to enable the astronauts to eat and reduce the danger of spillage.

Donated to the National Air and Space Museum by Michael Collins in 1984

Donated by Michael Collins

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Michael Collins
Manufacturer
Weck

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Overall: Chrome-plated steel
Dimensions
3-D: 17.8 x 5.1cm (7 x 2 in.)

ID: A19850144000