The Astronaut Wives Club “Liftoff” Episode 4

The Astronaut Wives Club “Liftoff” Season 1 Episode 4 airs Thursday, July 9 at 8pm on the ABC Television Network. In tonight’s episode, while the Cold War intensifies and the Cuban Missile Crisis comes to a head, the Mercury 7 families begin glamorous new lives in Houston.

But Houston also marks the start of the Gemini Project, and with it, the arrival of the Gemini wives, which changes the dynamic among all the women. Marge and Deke embrace new roles after learning about Deke’s permanent status, and Trudy and Gordo’s personal “cold war” begins to thaw on “The Astronaut Wives Club.”

Show Summary: A new television drama series based on the book by Lily Koppel, focuses on seven women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. 

As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed, seemingly overnight, from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together.