Status
Ended
Network
ABC (US)
SEASON
EPISODE

Drama

DESCRIPTION

Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life Magazine documented the astronauts’ families, capturing the behind-the-scenes lives of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. As their celebrity rose and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together.

Season 1

Aired 2 years ago - Aug 20, 2015

The wives are interviewed for a documentary on the space program; Gordo is not chosen for the next mission; Trudy must make decisions about the future; Betty finds a way to honor Gus' legacy.

Aired 2 years ago - Aug 13, 2015

The country seems to be spiraling out of control and the wives are struggling to find their place in the world, especially Jo, who must redefine her role and priorities now that Wally is no longer working at NASA. Meanwhile, Louise wrestles with the fear of losing Alan as he contemplates undergoing a risky surgery; at the same time, Susan Borman grapples with uncertainty as the Apollo 8 mission goes where no man has been before. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Aug 06, 2015

Betty is forced to face a grim reality--and plan for the future--as she embarks on a battle for justice.

Aired 2 years ago - Jul 30, 2015

With the launch of the Gemini missions and the Apollo program's progress, pressure on the wives grows; Marilyn Lovell conceals a pregnancy.

Aired 2 years ago - Jul 23, 2015

Astronaut John Glenn has his sights set on a political career and hits the campaign trail with wife Annie and Rene Carpenter by his side as he runs for the Ohio senate, while Alan Shepherd quietly grapples with a personal matter that could ground his career forever. Meanwhile, Betty Grissom receives an unsettling letter regarding Gus that challenges their marriage. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Jul 16, 2015

As the struggle for Civil Rights upends the nation, the Astrowives fight their own battles in their marriages and the world at large. Trudy learns of attempts to quash a budding astronaut training program for women, and John Glenn considers a run for public office.

Aired 2 years ago - Jul 09, 2015

While the Cold War intensifies and the Cuban Missile Crisis comes to a head, the Mercury 7 families begin glamorous new lives in Houston. But Houston also marks the start of the Gemini Project, and with it, the arrival of the Gemini wives, which changes the dynamic among all the women. Marge and Deke embrace new roles after learning about Deke’s permanent status, and Trudy and Gordo’s personal “cold war” begins to thaw. MORE -LESS

Recap of The Astronaut Wives Club Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 1
Let's just find a seat and eat our... flavorless food.
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You got some, uh, Texas swagger.
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Oh, look how cute they look.
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It's time for your B-12 shot.
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I'll see you tonight.
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Man: [Amplified voice] And our right,
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In fact, the Junior League is throwing a gala for
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No need to apologize. You're adorable.
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Invitation only and membership requires having a certain...
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Oh, gosh, meeting you all is so exciting.
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no conversations lasting longer than three minutes,
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Do we have to go to the society thing?
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Girls, go to your room.
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I'll have enough fuel for six orbits,
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Happy splashdown!
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Or how you cleaned your own glass back at the table.
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- got lost in the mail. - Hmm.
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Hmm.
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But Dr. Smythe said that you were fine.
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Well, then, she'll see that you look better in it.
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Most definitely all you.
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unmistakable evidence has established the fact
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The guys are heading into the M.S.C. In case
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Look, we are the best trained, most skilled pilots in America.
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If you'll excuse me,
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Well, if tonight's my last night here,
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and I'm the one being kicked out.
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Gus: NASA shouldn't be making those decisions.
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Look the other way?
Recap of The Astronaut Wives Club Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 38
This radio has to work.
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[Horse whinnies]
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He wouldn't take "no" for an answer.
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I've spoken to every member of the Junior League committee
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Wally: Her what?
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Betty, what are you doing with those flowers?
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- Really? - Mm-hmm.
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There's music. There must still be a world.
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I have a confession to make.
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I can't believe she's sitting over there all alone.
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To be honest, I really didn't want to join,
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the next, our fate is in his hands.
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Aired 2 years ago - Jul 02, 2015

The women ready themselves for Scott Carpenter's launch and a move to Houston. Rene receives the opportunity to tell her story in LIFE Magazine, and Deke deals with some troubling news that puts his future as an astronaut in doubt.

Aired 2 years ago - Jun 25, 2015

As Louise and Alan Shepard bask in the success of his mission, Betty Grissom preps for Gus' launch and turns to Louise for advice. And Annie Glenn grapples with her stutter, anticipating that the press will want to hear from her after John's orbit is completed.

Aired 2 years ago - Jun 18, 2015

Seven women are transformed, seemingly overnight, from military spouses to American royalty as they prepare for the mission of a lifetime when NASA chooses their husbands – talented test pilots from around the country – to be the first Americans in space! These women who once were strangers rally around their husbands and their country. With death defying missions underway, these women form a bond only they could understand. MORE -LESS