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Scissors, Surgical, Apollo 11

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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:

These scissors were part of the Personal Preference Kit of Command Module Pilot Michael Collins during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. They were used to open the plastic bags in which food was rehydrated, to enable the astronauts to eat and reduce the danger of spillage.

Donated to the National Air and Space Museum by Michael Collins in 1984

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Astronaut

Michael Collins

Manufacturer

Weck

Credit Line

Donated by Michael Collins

Materials

Overall: Chrome-plated steel

Dimensions

3-D (On display): 23.5 × 9 × 1cm (9 1/4 × 3 9/16 × 3/8 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Inventory Number

A19850144000