10 Jun 2013

Eight Months to Mars - Lily Koppel

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:19 pm on 10 June 2013

Lily Koppel is an acclaimed author and New York Times columnist. Her new book isn't about the pioneering spacemen of the 1960s, it's about the women they were married to. It's called 'The Astronaut Wives Club' and it traces the lives of seven women in particular, who were thrown together into a strange sorority because of the work their husbands did. These were the wives of the original seven Mercury Astronauts of the American space programme. Later, more would join their ranks from the Gemini and Apollo programmes.

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