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Accessories Knives have always been present in manned space flight, mainly as a survival tool. Although this subject is not very well documented, it is interesting to understand why knives were taken into space and to see what these knives look like.
It has strong appeal, especially to men. It looks cool, must be built to exceptional expectations and it is used in high-risk or even dangerous situations; it is pure heroic stuff. The looks of space-items automatically attract attention. Think about space suits, bags, vehicles, instruments, pens and other utensils.
The Moonwatch is extra interesting because it is a NASA qualified instrument that has been on the moon and in Space many times. Although collectible and interesting, space mission related knives seem to be lesser known.
Issued and non issued Knives in space can be divided into issued and non issued. The latter concerns knives that were more or less personal belongings of the crew. Although it is not completely certain, it seems that the first astronauts took a pocketknife with them just in case — to open food packages or for the screwdrivers.
Most issued knives were developed, ordered and issued by NASA for specific tasks. They were part of the post-landing survival kits and later as a handy toolbox. It is possible that the first knives in space were part of the spacecraft equipment without being issued to the crew.
Shepard was the first American in space. The Camillus folding knife was also issued to US military services for decades and remains a popular pocketknife today. Camillus pocket knife carried aboard Freedom 7, the first manned spaceflight, on May 5, This was the last Gemini-mission.
Spaceflight mission planners considered the possibility that a returning astronaut could land outside the planned recovery area, such as a jungle or forest.
To be prepared for this situation, astronauts carried survival and signal equipment on their missions. During the Mercury program most survival equipment was standard military issue. The Gemini — and Apollo — survival kits were not.
A lot of the their contents were designed specifically for use by astronauts. The knife depicted above spent 25 hours and 52 minutes in space on the Gemini 6 mission, late Omega Speedmaster Watch Triple Date. C $2, 3 bids + Shipping. Picture Information.
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