Rocket (wo)man: the cast of The Astronaut Wives Club. (ABC)

‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ Orbits Politics and Feminism, Says EP of ABC Mini-Series

Thursday night, ABC begins a 10 episode closed-ended mini-series chronicling the path of a group of women who played an historical role during the birth of the United States space race.

The Astronaut Wives Club tells the true story of seven military wives who rocketed to fame when their husbands – Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schira, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton – were selected as members of NASA’s original Mercury program.

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