When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut. After realizing that would require a few more math & science skills then I had, I settled for watching Apollo 13 a million times, and reading everything I could get my hands on about space.
From dinners at the White House, tearful splashdowns, & trying to be the perfect 50's housewives, to dealing with death, divorce, & being hounded by the press, these women relied on each other as their men explored the final frontier.
Now excuse me while I go re-watch Apollo 13.
"If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home."
- Barbara Cernan, wife of astronaut Eugene Cernan
Images via The Astronaut Wives Club