The area Race will be the backdrop for ABC’s miniseries that are new but rather for the astronauts, it is their wives that are front and center.
“The Astronaut Wives Club” (premiering Thursday at 8 p.m. on ABC) informs the real tale of seven modest armed forces spouses whom rocketed to fame when their husbands — Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton — had been called 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.
Because the males fought a symbolic Cold War into the skies — with every successful mission celebrated as a dent in Soviet Communism — the ladies rallied around each other back. Additionally they became a-listers inside their own right, hounded by reporters making use of their every move chronicled within the pages of lifestyle magazine. Continua a leggere