Shuttle Personal Hygiene, Washcloth, STS-1

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

Human Spaceflight

The Space Shuttle is not equipped with a shower or bath, but astronauts use soap, washcloths, wet-wipes, and small towels for personal hygiene during a mission. In addition to these items, each astronaut has a kit stocked with toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, and other products for personal hygiene and grooming. This is one of several extra washcloths from the first Shuttle mission, STS-1, in April 1981.

Transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian Institution in 1982.