Gillette Release Commemorative Apollo 11 Razor

Gillette has released a new razor to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
Image credit: Gillette

Gillette has released a new razor to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The Razor Maker™ Apollo is available exclusively from the Gillette website for $65.

The razor and shaving cream used by Mike Collins during the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.
The razor and shaving cream used by Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot Mike Collins | Image credit: National Air Space Museum

Unlike many other brands that have released commemorative products this year, Gillette razors did actually play a roll in the historic mission. During the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, Command Module Pilot Mike Collins used a Gillette Techmatic safety razor with Old Spice brushless shaving cream. Both the razor and shaving cream were donated to the National Air Space Museum by Collins in 1985.

The new razor is part of Gillette’s Razor Maker™ collection which releases limited edition 3D-printed razor handle designs. The Razor Maker™ Apollo features a “moonscape handle design” with a “one small step” inspired boot print on one side and the NASA insignia on the other. On the business end of the razor, Gillette has fitted their Fusion5 ProGlide, which features 5 anti-friction blades and a precision trimmer on the back.


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