NASA’s Make-Up Kits

Astronauts take plenty of grooming products into space—soap, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes and more—but back in 1978, NASA believed women would also want a full make-up kit. NASA’s History Office shared an image of the kit, along with a quote from Sally Ride—the first American woman to go into space: “The engineers at NASA, in their infinite wisdom, decided that women astronauts would want make-up… You can just imagine the discussions amongst the predominantly male engineers about what should go in a make-up kit.” In fact, the kit included eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, make-up remover, blush and lip gloss, but it never made it to space—unlike 59+ women.