Friday, June 14, 2013

New Book: "The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story"

LIFE magazine cover, September 21, 1959. Top row, left to right: Jo Schirra, Louise Shepard. Middle row: Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Marjorie Slayton. Bottom row: Trudy Cooper, Betty Grissom.

The Mercury Seven astronauts had a rendezvous with destiny, and it turns out their wives did too.

“To be an astronaut wife,” writes Lily Koppel in her new book The Astronaut Wives Club, “meant tea with Jackie Kennedy, high society galas, and instant celebrity.” When their husbands were selected by NASA, these seven women went from being military wives on Navy and Air Force bases to intense, unrelenting scrutiny in the public eye.

Koppel, who interviewed many of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo wives, fills the book with interesting tidbits.

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Source: Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine.

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