Based on Lily Koppel's best-selling titular novel, which tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race.
Did You Know?
Alan Shepard's daughter, Laura, was in Seventh Grade in St. Louis, Missouri on the day that her father made the first sub-orbital flight into space. The Principal took her to a private room to watch her father's famous flight. The rest of the class watched the lift-off and flight in the homeroom. See more
During the dinner honoring Alan Shepard's 6th anniversary flight, a photo of 'Earth Rise' is on display. This photo would not be taken until Apollo 8, a few years later. See more