Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Shaving in space, part 2

Apollo 10 featured the first "shave in space", where the crew used "safety razors, a thick shaving gel and a wet cloth to do the work." - after testing showed that electrical shavers with vacuum attachments didn't work. A little later, during the ground breaking Apollo 11 mission, astronaut Michael Collins used a Techmatic razor and Old Spice brushless cream.

This Techmatic and tube of cream, to be specific. Off course, now I need work out a visit to the National Air and Space Museum the next time I'm in the US - just so I can ogle a razor that's been in space...

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