Our website traffic recently has made it clear that lots of you are watching the television show ‘The Astronauts Wives Club’ on ABC. The show had a strong debut, even increasing its audience during the second half hour of the first episode. More than 90 percent of first-week viewers came back for the second episode, promising continuing success for the limited-run summer show.
We thought it would be nice to give you a look at a few vintage photos of the real women of the original Astronaut Wives Club (as well as the husbands too). As of this posting (June 27, 2015), Rene Carpenter, Annie Glenn and Betty Grissom are the last three of the original seven Mercury astronaut wives still alive.