As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together.
When NASA chooses seven men to be the first Americans in space, their wives become American royalty.
Trudy learns that efforts are being made to quash a burgeoning astronaut training program for women.
Astronaut John Glenn runs for Ohio senate; a personal matter threatens Alan Shepherd's career.
With the launch of the Gemini missions and the Apollo program, pressure on the wives grows.
Jo redefines her role as Wally's career at NASA comes to an end; Alan considers surgery.
The wives are interviewed for a documentary on the space program; Betty finds a way to honor Gus.