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
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.