The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

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As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.

Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene… (plus)

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Although the wives were (and still are) less well known, their stories are told quite frankly. They deserve a lot of respect and credit for the way they conducted themselves in the public eye during a very difficult, challenging and exciting time in their lives.

A particularly convincing statement comes from astrowife Barbara Cernan, who remarked, “If you think going to the Moon is hard, try staying at home.”

This was an exceptionally interesting and at times shocking read about a topic that has been sidelined in recounting the history of the Space Race.

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Editeur: Grand Central Publishing (11 juin 2013)

Format: EPUB

Nombre de pages: 384 pages

Taille du fichier: 6,89 Mo

Protection: DRM

Langue: Anglais


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