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Razor and Shaving Cream, Apollo 11

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Razor and Shaving Cream, Apollo 11

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


Manufacturer: Gillette Co.

Country of Origin: United States of America

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)

Materials:
Tube: Soft metal with plastic cap Contents: "Old Spice" shaving cream Razor: Plastic with metal blades


Inventory number: A19980010000


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


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