Razor and Shaving Cream, Apollo 11

This shaving equipment was carried aboard the Apollo 11 mission by astronaut Michael Collins as part of his personal preference kit. Both pieces were readily available in drugstores.

The Personal Preference Kit was so named because all astronauts were permitted one small bag for personal or small items of significance they wished to carry into space.

Donated to the National Air and Space Museum by Michael Collins in 1985

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center must be offered back to NASA upon deaccession

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Gillette Co.

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Materials
Tube: Soft metal with plastic cap
Contents: "Old Spice" shaving cream
Razor: Plastic with metal blades
Dimensions
Overall (tube): 4 in. long x 1 1/2 in. wide (10.16 x 3.81cm)
Overall (razor): 3 in. long x 1 1/2 in. wide (7.62 x 3.81cm)

This shaving equipment was carried aboard the Apollo 11 mission by astronaut Michael Collins as part of his personal preference kit. Both pieces were readily available in drugstores.

The Personal Preference Kit was so named because all astronauts were permitted one small bag for personal or small items of significance they wished to carry into space.

Donated to the National Air and Space Museum by Michael Collins in 1985

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center must be offered back to NASA upon deaccession

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Gillette Co.

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Materials
Tube: Soft metal with plastic cap
Contents: "Old Spice" shaving cream
Razor: Plastic with metal blades
Dimensions
Overall (tube): 4 in. long x 1 1/2 in. wide (10.16 x 3.81cm)
Overall (razor): 3 in. long x 1 1/2 in. wide (7.62 x 3.81cm)

ID: A19980010000