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Scissors, Surgical, Apollo 11

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Scissors, Surgical, Apollo 11

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

Manufacturer: Weck
Astronaut: Michael Collins

Country of Origin: United States of America

3-D: 17.8 x 5.1cm (7 x 2 in.)

Overall: Chrome-plated steel

Inventory number: A19850144000

This artifact is on display in the gallery of the National Mall building.

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