My parents woke me to watch the first moon walk but unfortunately, I was too young to remember the event. I love history but could never truly appreciate the NASA accomplishments of obitting the earth and traveling to the moon until I got to know the wives. It was the wives that lead me down a personal journey to understanding the era and time. Admittedly, I took notes of the many couples and families to help me connect with the names and circumstances but that is what kept my attention. I felt drawn to these women and in complete awe of their strength and fortitude. They brought back wonderful memories of my great-aunt and the proper socializing ladies did back then with the swapping of recipes but it also reminded me of the "stand-by your man" attitude and pressures that were placed on women of this era, and especially these astronaut wives. These women are the "Rosie the Riveters" of their era, doing what they had to do, not complaining, but doing it with style and grace under tremendous pressure. These women endured more than we will ever know and I would consider it a tremendous honor to meet anyone of them, although I am sure that I would faint in their presence! Lily thank you for bringing this inspirational story forward as this has made a tremendous impact on my life. A thousand and one "Cheers" to not only the wives who made the astronauts possible but who exemplify a strong symbol of women of any generation. Thank you for sharing your story!!!