The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily KoppelAs Americas Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.
Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails.
As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together, forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.
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As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together. Trudy learns that efforts are being made to quash a burgeoning astronaut training program for women. The wives are interviewed for a documentary on the space program; Betty finds a way to honor Gus. Create an ABC Account to save your favorite shows and continue watching where your left off. By signing out, you will not be able to resume watching content where you left off, enjoy cross-device viewing experience, or save your favorites to your My List.
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This dramatic series, based on the novel of the same name by Lily Koppel, is set in America in the year Its stories cover how the women who were married to America's legendary team of astronauts coped with the fame and challenges associated with the USA space race. The country is spiraling out of control and the wives are struggling to find their place. Betty Grissom struggles with his Gus's death, especially when she learns it may have been preventable. The wives are increasingly overwhelmed as the Gemini missions are being successfully launched and the Apollo program is implemented.