The area Race could be the backdrop for ABC’s new miniseries, but rather associated with the astronauts, it is their spouses who’re front and center.
“The Astronaut Wives Club” (premiering Thursday at 8 p.m. on ABC) informs the true tale of seven modest armed forces spouses whom rocketed to fame whenever their husbands — Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton — were known as as NASA’s original Mercury astronauts in 1959.
Throughout the ’60s, the ladies lived in Houston — many as next-door next-door neighbors — supplying help while their husbands went on death-defying missions and chased skirts in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
While the guys fought a symbolic Cold War into the skies — with every effective mission celebrated being a dent in Soviet Communism — the ladies rallied around each other home. Czytaj dalej These bad ass women inspired ‘Astronaut Wives Club’