'The Astronaut Wives Club' Cast Brings Real, Incredible Women To TV This Summer

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Likely thanks to the success of Mad Men, there have been many TV period pieces set in the 1960s. However, there's something special about ABC's newest summer series, The Astronauts Wives Club: the cast. Well, that's just one of the things that makes the show, based on a book by Lily Koppel, special, but its stars definitely deserve to be celebrated.

The Astronaut Wives Club, which is also based on a true story, follows the wives of the first group of test pilots, known as the "Mercury Seven," who were selected to be launched into space, while their families were launched into the spotlight. These women had to smile for the cameras as they dealt with the unknown that is outer space. Not only did they become instant celebrities, but they were basically forced to become instant friends as well.

This fun and historical premise also has a fun cast of actors and actresses you'll recognize from a variety of places. Check them out to get yourself even more excited for The Astronaut Wives Club.

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