The Astronauts Wives Club – A True Story

The Astronaut Wives Club is not only the story of extraordinary women who were placed in the spotlight when their husbands became America’s first men in space, the storyline is a time capsule of family life in the Leave it to Beaver 1960’s to the Women’s lib 1970’s, two decades when American families were dramatically changing. First astronaut wife Marge Slayton who died in 1989, once said about the Astronaut Wives Club that she started, “We were all finding our way through an experience that was a first – that of being astronaut wives and with the husbands away, we felt the need to support each other. So we began monthly coffees.”

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