Toothbrush, Collins, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Concourse - 1st Floor at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This toothbrush, made by Lactona, was carried aboard the Apollo 11 mission by astronaut Michael Collins as part of his Personal Preference Kit.

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 1984

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Donated by Michael Collins



Country of Origin

United States of America


Plastic, synthetic fibers, rubber


3-D: 17 × 1.5 × 1.7cm (6 11/16 × 9/16 × 11/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management