Astronaut Wives Club

Series Summary
Based on Lily Koppel's book "The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story," this limited series tells the story of the women who were essential players behind big events in American history. As astronauts embark on death-defying missions, Life magazine documents behind-the-scenes moments from the lives of their young wives and families. The attention transforms these military spouses into American royalty. While their celebrity status rises, tragedy also starts to touch their lives, bringing the women together to support one another.

Air Dates: 2015 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: ABC

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : LandingAug 20, 2015

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    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.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : The Dark SideAug 13, 2015

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    Jo redefines her role and priorities as Wally's career at NASA comes to an end; Louise worries about Alan as he considers a risky surgery that will determine his future; Susan is faced with uncertainty.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : AbortAug 6, 2015

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

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : RendezvousJul 30, 2015

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

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : In the BlindJul 23, 2015

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    Astronaut John Glenn runs for Ohio senate; a personal matter threatens Alan Shepherd's career; a letter challenges Betty Grissom's marriage.

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Critic Reviews( 3 )
  • Astronaut Wives moves as fast as a beach novel, covers more territory than a history book. But it’s history channeled through a distinct lens. The first episode was slow to launch, but the series could take off once we figure out who’s McSteamy and who’s McDreamy. Show More

  • The Astronaut Wives Club frequently doesn’t seem to know what it wants to do. Show More

  • The divide between the public face of American perfection and what really goes on when the doors are closed won’t earn The Astronaut Wives Club any points for originality, but it wouldn’t be the last time a summer show on network TV won viewers over with modest ambitions and likeable characters. And to appreciate it, we don’t even have to pretend it’s anything like Mad Men at all. Show More

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