Razor and Shaving Cream, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center


  • 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.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

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