Apollo 11's historic moon landing is cause for worldwide celebration in the series finale, which finds the wives being interviewed for a TV documentary on the space program. Meanwhile, Gordo is passed over for the next mission; Trudy faces some big decisions about her personal and professional future; Betty finds a powerful way to honor Gus's legacy and advocate for change.
The country seems to be spiraling out of control and the wives are struggling to find their place in the world, especially Jo, who must redefine her role and priorities now that Wally is no longer working at NASA. Meanwhile, Louise wrestles with the fear of losing Alan as he contemplates undergoing a risky surgery; at the same time, Susan Borman grapples with uncertainty as the Apollo 8 mission goes where no man has been before.
The pressure on the wives grows as the Gemini missions are being successfully launched and the Apollo program kicks into high gear. Meanwhile, Marilyn Lovell finds herself hiding an unexpected pregnancy; and tragedy hits home.
John Glenn sets his sights on the Ohio Senate; at the same time, Alan Shepherd quietly grapples with a personal matter that could ground his career forever. Meanwhile, Betty Grissom's marriage faces a hurdle after she receives an unsettling letter regarding Gus.
The Mercury 7 families live the glamorous life in Houston, while the Cold War intensifies and the Cuban Missile Crisis comes to a head. At the same time, with the arrival of the Gemini Project wives, group dynamics begin to change; tensions ease between Trudy and Gordo; and Marge and Deke embrace new roles.
The women ready themselves for Scott Carpenter's launch and a move to Houston; at the same time, Rene receives the opportunity to tell her story in LIFE Magazine; and Deke deals with some troubling news that puts his future as an astronaut in doubt.
The Shepards bask in the success of Alan's mission; Betty Grissom turns to Louise for advice as her husband's launch draws near; and Annie Glenn attempts to manage her stutter in anticipation of having to address the press.
The series premiere of this adaptation of Lily Koppel's novel tells the story of seven women whom, in the opener, are transformed and forever bonded when their husbands are chosen to be the first Americans in space.