Rene Carpenter, Astronaut’s Wife Who Broke NASA Mold, Dies at 92
Katharine Q. Seelye
The last living member of the Mercury 7 couples who helped define America’s early space program, she went on to become a writer and television host.
Rene Carpenter, patron saint of the cul de sac called Sleepy Hollow Court, Seabrook, Texas. Yodeler for stray children. Keeper of secrets. Best mom in the world
“Jackie Kennedy was so taken with her that they spent part of an afternoon together at the White House reciting Edna St. Vincent Millay poems.” The amazing life of Rene Carpenter, told by the amazing