Electric Shaver, Personal Hygiene Kit, Shuttle

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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.