Electric Shaver, Personal Hygiene Kit, Shuttle


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 stocked 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. Someone on an early space shuttle mission chose this battery powered shaver, operated by turning a wind-up key on the back, for his kit. NASA transferred the shaver and a variety of other personal hygiene items to the Museum during the space shuttle era.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin

United States of America


plastic, steel, velcro, elastic


  • 3-D (Shaver): 12 × 8 × 6.5cm (4 3/4 × 3 1/8 × 2 9/16 in.)
  • 3-D (Cap): 1.3 × 3.4cm (1/2 × 1 5/16 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