Razor and Shaving Cream, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

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

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center


Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Tube: Soft metal with plastic cap
  • Contents: "Old Spice" shaving cream
  • Razor: Plastic with metal blades


  • 3-D (Razor): 11.8 × 4.8 × 2.5cm (4 5/8 × 1 7/8 × 1 in.)
  • 3-D (Shaving Cream): 15.5 × 6.2 × 3.3cm (6 1/8 × 2 7/16 × 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