07-11-2013, 08:55 PM
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I can't say I agree with his choice of razor, but whatever makes him happy I guess. Seem to recall reading somewhere that the Apollo astronauts were using a wind-up shaver... so even a cart is an improvement.

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 07-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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Interesting. It is amazing the things we wouldn't normally think about on earth, like whiskers endlessly floating in the ISS!

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 07-11-2013, 09:30 PM
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I'd prefer to grow a beard than use carts again, but thanks for sharing.

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 07-12-2013, 06:49 AM
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Did a bit of googling, and either my memory is slipping or the original source was faulty.

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.

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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 Wink

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