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Post by giraffejumper » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:30 pm

Shaving in Space.

In the IMAX video Space Station, there is a good scene with real astronauts/cosmonauts shaving.

Here the Russians are coming to dock with the station as it is first being built:Image
First he applies the "space age" (Ultra shave perhaps, maybe Cremo Cream? It seems like it would have to be something like those.) shave gel/cream:
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He goes to grab his razor which is floating nicely beside him. This would make shaving so nice! I would not have to worry about dropping very sharp things on my feet! However, it could go out of control and hit who knows what.
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I guess the whiskers are suspended in the shave cream. That would be a mess to have thousands of whiskers floating around. I wonder if it is "ultra Shave" that Corey Greenblog talked about. Someone on the forums told me once what they actually use in space, but I forgot and can no longer find it. If anyone knows, please remind me!
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He wipes off where he shaved as he leaves the razor floating in place where he first grabbed it from. How nice would that be!
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After a good wipe down - he grabs the floating razor and continues his shave:
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They even have to cut their hair into a vacuum to prevent it from going anywhere:
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Unlike the guys in the previous pictures, this cosmonaut shaves with an electric. I bet that I could not get a good shave with one of those even in space!
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Post by Squire » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:06 pm

Floating razor, that is so outre.
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Post by final_id » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:12 pm

I wonder what weightlessness would do to the consistency and resiliency of the skin.
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Post by ichabod » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:12 pm

giraffejumper wrote:Another movie shave interrupted!
In the movie High Plains Drifter, Clint Eastwood comes to town and makes everyone nervous.
He leaves a bar where some guys are starting trouble with him and goes to get a shave and a bath.
Here is the barber honing on what looks like a hamburger:
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He's shaving a hairbrush! :shock:
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Post by rafikz » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:15 pm

giraffejumper wrote:Shaving in Space.

In the IMAX video Space Station, there is a good scene with real astronauts/cosmonauts shaving.

Here the Russians are coming to dock with the station as it is first being built:Image
First he applies the "space age" (Ultra shave perhaps, maybe Cremo Cream? It seems like it would have to be something like those.) shave gel/cream:
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You can see a tube of Nivea cream on the left (applied brushless)
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Post by giraffejumper » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:38 am

You can see a tube of Nivea cream on the left (applied brushless)
Thanks for pointing that out Rafikz!
There is so much clutter on that space station that I would have never noticed. Plus I have never used the Nivea shave cream so I would not notice their packaging.
Although I really do like their aftershave!
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Post by yotwo66 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:31 am

I don't think anybody's mentioned the scene in Mississippi Burning where Gene Hackman takes the Str8 from the barber and steps in without the good 'ol boy noticing the change..... Until Gene starts his "friendly" line of questioning.
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Post by Occam » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:56 pm

The space thing raised a few questions for me...

How do they wash the razor or unclog the razor?

My biggest bugbear with the M3 when I used to use it, and the Sensor before it was the beard getting clogged in the blades. I'd use a small pin to clear the interblade area and then wash it.

How do those guys do it?

With the electric... the beard would be cut to a fine powder and some would inevitably escape into the air and float as particulates and eventually end up in someone's lungs. There is no vacuum cleaner next to him like with the hair cutting for example...

I think growing a short beard that they cut with cilppers and vacuum cleaner machine would be the best idea to avoid all those issues. No BBS in space :)
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Post by giraffejumper » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:51 pm

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I found some info on that Occam. ( I have been wondering that myself)
Apparently, the electric somehow prevents the hair from floating around.
For the men on board, wet shaving remains a laborious task. Surface tension generally keeps water and shaving cream stuck to an astronaut's face, while cream and stubble stick to the razor blade until wiped on a towel which is then rolled up to prevent the deposits escaping. Electric shaving is also possible, although it has to be done next to a suction fan to ensure the hairs don't float away. Many male astronauts prefer to shave as little as possible, and all agree that it's one area in which their female colleagues have all the advantages.
http://www.esa.int/esaHS/ESAH1V0VMOC_astronauts_0.html
Whiskers cut in shaving could also become a nuisance if they floated about, with a potential to damage equipment. Male astronauts can avoid this problem by using conventional shaving cream and a safety razor, then cleaning off the face with a disposable towel.
www.pbs.org
First to shave in space: The Apollo 10 crew became the first to shave in space in May 1969. After electric shavers with vacuum attachments didn't work in testing, the astronauts used brushless shaving cream and standard safety razors on their flight and they worked well, even catching the loose whiskers.
http://www.spacetoday.org
Shaving in space is similar to shaving on Earth; astronauts just have to be careful not to let stray whiskers escape into the air. Astronauts shave with foam or an electric razor, but most prefer the latter, because it doesn't require water and automatically collects hair.
While on short duration flights astronauts don't require a haircut, on longer flights some astronauts need a trim. They cut their hair the same way as on Earth, but use a vacuum device so that stray hairs do not to float away.
http://www.space.gc.ca
Another part of the morning routine for astronauts is shaving. Shaving cream and razors are permitted, but running water isn't available. Most prefer to use an electric razor. It's an easier and neater method.
http://www.nasaexplores.com/search_nav_ ... -068&gl=58

Hope that helps.
I am still wondering the name of the original shave cream that the astronauts used to use!
It sounded something like Astro Shave.
Wait! I found it in my email, and from Corey Greenblog of all people. (Whatever happened to his blogs?)
It was called Astro Edge - and I bet he has a good point in the email he sent me a couple of years ago:
Phil,

Apparently NASA developed a special shaving cream for its astronauts
called Astro Edge, but it was probably similar in most respects to common
shaving foam. However, most astronauts are said to use an electric
razor, because it's convenient and keeps the whiskers from flying all over
in zero gravity.

I sort of can't believe I'm making this point, but I don't think the
astronauts got anywhere near as good a shave as you and I can get here on
Earth with running hot water, a badger brush, and quality cream.
There, I said it. Do you feel as silly as I do? Probably not.

Relax -- the spacemen aren't getting better shaves than you are. Rest
easy, son.

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Post by Scrapyard Ape » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:10 am

I can add a few things here. During the Apollo era, an electric shaver with a vacuum attachment was developed for astronaut use in zero G. Only problem was... it did not work very well. The decision was made to go to a blade and brushless cream.

When Apollo 11 returned, just about everything that was used on the trip was preserved. This includes the various hygiene items used by the crew.

http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/attm ... .he.2.html

If you click on the "Razor and Shaving Cream" link on the above page, you will see what was used.... yes, a Tube of Old Spice and a Gillette Techmatic.
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Post by Occam » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:21 am

I can sense a Moon Hoax topic coming on ;)
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Post by drmoss_ca » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:46 am

giraffejumper wrote: Apparently NASA developed a special shaving cream for its astronauts
called Astro Edge, but it was probably similar in most respects to common
shaving foam.
Reminds me of Astroglide, a product I describe to patients (mostly women of a certain age) as the Rolls Royce of v****** lubricants. Bet you could shave with it, too.

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Post by koeos » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:22 am

drmoss_ca wrote: Reminds me of Astroglide, a product I describe to patients (mostly women of a certain age) as the Rolls Royce of v****** lubricants. Bet you could shave with it, too.
Chris
Also recommended by 9 out of 10 members of the American Porn Actors Association :lol:
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Post by bjrn » Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:37 pm

From the movie Event Horizon:
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It might not be very clear from that one picture, but he's shaving with a straight at about a 160 degree angle, more stropping than shaving really. :)
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Post by Squire » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:30 pm

Chris am I to understand you have access to this stuff and you haven't tried it?
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Post by Strapped-4-Cache » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:18 pm

In The Sacketts, Sam Elliott demonstrates how to dry shave a guy with his own knife. I tried to get a copy of the movie for screen captures, but no one local has it.

If memory serves, he holds the guy down on a bar and disarms him. "Arkansas Toothpick... razor sharp. I never did like that mustache..." After this he slowly shaves half of the man's mustache off. Once he completes his task he splashes whiskey on the man's face saying, "Wouldn't want it to get infected." Then he just walks off.

Great scene. Wish I had a copy of the movie now.
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Post by giraffejumper » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:10 am

Another theme in movies seems to be getting a shave to hide from the police/Nazis/bad guys.

In the Army of Shadows (L' Armée des ombres), the main character has been captured by the Nazis:
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He stabs a guard in the throat (another very close shave!) and makes a run for it right out the front door:
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He runs and runs as the sirens roar and the guards search for him, and he quickly notices a barbershop with the lights on:
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He runs in, shuts the door and asks for a shave:
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The barber begins to set up and give him a good brush lather:
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The barber can tell his customer is nervous and that all the rucus going on outside must be about him, but continues to shave him anyway:
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The barber puts his razor in his pocket, perhaps because he knows the customer might be a threat:
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The customer pays and as he goes to get his coat, the barber gives him a different colored one. Perhaps also a supporter of the French resistance?
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Post by TRBeck » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:15 am

Not a shave scene per se, but I was watching Miller's Crossing (a Coen brothers favorite of mine) yesterday. All of the characters in this flick are incredibly well-groomed and, particularly, clean-shaven. One mobster, Johnny Caspar, has a thin mustache that he keeps well-trimmed and waxed. In a brief scene, he gives his driver some advice. The driver has a small bandage on his cheek, and we mostly just hear Caspar's voice as he converses with the driver:

"Ya put the razor in cold water, not hot -- cause metal does what in cold?"
"I dunno, Johnny."
"That's what I'm tellin' ya. It contracts. That way you get a first class shave, every time."
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Post by final_id » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:35 pm

Literary reference:
(Our young heroes, members of the British aristocracy, have been caught by the constabulary drinking excessively, and have had to be dealt with by the well-connected Mr. Rex Mottram.)

"It's no use discussing things to-night. Where are you sleeping?"

"Marchers," said Sebastian.

"You'd better come to me. I can fix you up for to-night. Leave everything to me."

It was plain that he rejoiced in his efficiency.

Next morning the display was even more impressive. I awoke with the startled and puzzled sense of being in a strange room, and in the first seconds of consciousness the memory of the evening before returned, first as though of a nightmare, then of reality. Rex's valet was unpacking a suitcase. On seeing me move he went to the wash-hand stand and poured something from a bottle. "I think I have everything from Marchmain House," he said. "Mr. Mottram sent round to Heppel's for this."

I took a draught and felt better.

A man was there from Trumper's to shave us.

Rex joined us at breakfast. "It's important to make a good appearance at the court," he said. "Luckily none of you look much the worse for wear."

After breakfast the barrister arrived and Rex delivered a summary of the case.
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Post by Gunky » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:04 am

Watched an Italian/Spanish movie Maradona: The Hand of God.

In it there's a scene of the main character's father shaving with a DE in Argentina. I think it's a TTO razor.

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