Fashion Flashback | The Real Housewives of NASA Astronauts

July 10, 2013 11:32 AM

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Fashion Flashback | The Real Housewives of NASA Astronauts

Lily Koppel’s new book, “The Astronaut Wives Club,” tells the true story of a group of courageous women who never rocketed into space but nevertheless dedicated their lives to the Mercury Space Program. In the following e-mail interview, Koppel explains how these women banded together in the face of incredible public scrutiny and personal stress — and also how they became style icons for a generation of American women.

In your book, you describe the wives of the astronauts as “America’s first reality TV stars.” What do you mean by that?

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