“When man first walked on the moon, he did it with a clear shave. Astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission used Gillette razors aboard their spaceflight. Fifty years later, the Apollo Assortment pays homage to the marvels of man and expertise,” Gillette wrote on Fb.
The deal with on the restricted version Apollo Assortment razor is formed to resemble a crater-pocked moonscape with “a traditionally impressed ‘one small step’ boot imprint on its entrance,” describes Gillette. The deal with’s reverse is adorned with NASA’s Apollo- and current-era company insignia, affectionately often known as the “meatball.”
The Apollo 11 mission noticed commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin land on the Sea of Tranquility as command module pilot Michael Collins orbited the moon on July 20, 1969. All three crew members had shaving provides amongst their private results, together with a Gillette Techmatic security razor that Collins was filmed utilizing through the voyage from Earth to the moon.
As part of Gillette’s Razor Maker line, the Apollo Assortment razor handles are amongst a restricted amount created on the firm’s Boston headquarters. Every is printed utilizing stereolithography (SLA) printing expertise from Formlabs, a Massachusetts firm that designs and manufactures 3D-printing methods.
With the discharge of the Apollo razor, Gillette has joined various well-known manufacturers which have produced tributes to the 50th anniversary of the primary moon touchdown, together with Budweiser, Case Knives, Dairy Queen, Krispy Kreme, LEGO, Oreo, Omega, Timex, Velcro, Victorinox Swiss Military, Zero Halliburton and Zippo.
As a historic apart, opposite to Gillette’s Fb publish, Armstrong and Aldrin have been each in want of a shave once they grew to become the primary individuals to stroll on the lunar floor, as was captured in pictures of each astronauts.
“Certain wished I had shaved final night time,” remarked Aldrin, earlier than donning his helmet to embark on the history-making moonwalk.