Antiperspirant, Personal Hygiene Kit, Shuttle, STS-7, 8, 9


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Each astronaut aboard a spacecraft has a personal hygiene kit with items for cleanliness and grooming during the mission. Contents typically include a comb, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, shaving supplies, lip balm, deodorant, skin cream, nail clippers, sleep mask, and ear plugs. Astronauts can choose their own items from selected brands. NASA transferred to the Museum a variety of extra items from personal hygiene kits packed for the STS-7, -8, and -9 Space Shuttle missions of 1983.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center.


Country of Origin

United States of America


Plastic, paint, chemical compounds in the anti-perspirant


3-D: 11.3 × 4cm (4 7/16 × 1 9/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management