August 20, 2015 – The ABC Series Astronaut Wives Club Ends
“Behind these heroes are the housewives making their own headlines.”
On August 20, 2015, the limited series The Astronaut Wives Club aired its last episode. The ten-episode mini-series was based on the book of the same name by Lily Koppel, centering on the wives of the Mercury Seven, a group of astronauts that flew spacecraft for Project Mercury. When NASA named the men who were part of the Mercury Seven, their wives were thrust into the public spotlight, and the group of women banded together to get through the good and bad times. The series starred JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom, Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter, Dominique McElligot as Louise Shepard, Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper, Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton, Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn, and Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra. The final episode touches on the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon.