Apollo Wives

About the Show

The names of the Apollo astronauts are well-known, and their actions and achievements well-documented. But what of the women they spent their lives with - the wives forced to stand in the shadow of the moon? This fascinating documentary looks in detail at precisely what it meant to be an Apollo wife, and what was required of them by their husbands, by NASA and by the media. For the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing, ten Apollo wives come together for this programme for a remarkable meeting of minds. Together, they reminisce about events long ago, reveal their own personal stories and how the ‘space age’ brought them together - and tore them apart.