Razor Blades, Personal Hygiene Kit, Shuttle, STS-7, 8, 9

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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:

Each astronaut aboard a spacecraft has a personal hygiene kit 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. Astronauts can choose their own items from selected brands. NASA transferred to the Museum a variety of extra items from personal hygiene kits packed for the STS-7, -8, and -9 Space Shuttle missions of 1983.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center.

Materials

  • Plastic
  • Steel
  • Adhesive

Dimensions

Approximate: 1 x 4.4 x 8.9cm (3/8 x 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Inventory Number

A19850471014