Make-up Kit, Shuttle


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

Personal hygiene kits have been standard equipment for spaceflight since the 1960's. They contain various items for grooming and personal care, including soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, lotion, deodorant, comb, razor, and other products. With the inclusion of women in the shuttle astronaut corps, an optional make-up kit for cosmetic products became available. This unflown sample kit from NASA contains eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, eye make-up remover, blusher, and lip gloss.

NASA transferred this to the Museum in 2002.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.


Country of Origin

United States of America


fabric, velcro, plastic, cosmetic products


Other (open): 1 ft. 5 1/2 in. long x 1 ft. wide x 1 in. tall (44.45 x 30.48 x 2.54cm)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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