On the TV show The Astronaut Wives Club, pressure on the wives grows with the launch of the Gemini missions and the Apollo program’s progress. Tensions rise especially for astronaut Alan Shepard who is the Command Pilot of the first manned Project Gemini mission. Of course his wife, Louis Shepard, worries.
Alan Shepard is portrayed by Desmond Harrington (Dexter, Gossip Girl, Rescue Me, Sons & Daughters). Louise Shepard is portrayed by Dominique McElligott. She’s best known for her roles on AMC’s Hell on Wheels (Lily Bell), Raw (Rebecca Marsh) and On Home Ground (Cora Collins). The Astronaut Wives Club airs Thursdays at 8pm on ABC.