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
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)
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.