I really enjoyed the book The Astronaut Wives Club. What will the show be like?
A: Like the bestseller by Lily Koppel, the series— premiering June 18 on ABC—will follow the lives of the wives of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. As their husbands are sent into space, they experience both celebrity and tragedy. Yvonne Strahovski, 32, who
plays Scott Carpenter’s wife, Rene, is in admiration of her real-life counterpart.
“In the book, they described her as the rebel,” she says. “She definitely
stands out to me.”