Styptic Pencil, Personal Hygiene Kit, Shuttle, STS-7, 8, 9

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.This styptic pencil helps stop bleeding from small cuts or shaving nicks. 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.