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Louise Shepard is the wife of astronaut Alan Shepard, naval officer first American in space.

Louise Shepard
Louise
Information
Full name

Louise Brewer Shepard

Nicknames

Lady Louise, Frosty, the Ice Queen

Resides

Houston, Texas

Family

Alan Shepard (husband
Julie Shepard (daughter)
Judy "Alice" Shepard (adoptive daughter/ niece)

Romances

Alan Shepard

Friends

Trudy Cooper
Annie Glenn
Betty Grissom
Rene Carpenter
Marge Slayton
Jo Schirra
Pat White

Affiliations

NASA

Production
First seen

"Launch"

Last seen

"Landing"

Actor

Dominique McElligott

Personality[]

Louise was nicknamed Saint Louise, because she acted with poise and often hid her feelings for the benefit of her husband. She was the epitome of astronaut wife behavior, which caused her to be the subject of other wives' ridicule.

Louise's personality comes off as aloof, as she declines the offer of "kindness" from the Mercury wives during Alan's launch, but she is a caring person, who on occasion, has a fun, dancing side, too.

Appearance[]

Louise has brown hair, which she changes the style of (Max notices, but Alan asks what man notices hair). She often wears darker colors, like black and gray.

Relationships[]

Alan Shepard, like many of the other astronauts throughout the Mercury and Gemini missions, had affairs with women while in Cape Canaveral, who were nicknamed Cape cookies. In public, Louise dismissed her disapproval of her husband having relations with other women, but told him several times when they were alone that she loved him very much and just wanted him to be true to her. During these exchanges, it seems that others warned Louise about Alan's untrue behavior, but she decided to marry him anyway.

Louise wanted Alan's love, only for her, and throughout earlier episodes, Max (the LIFE magazine writer), expresses romantic interest in her. However, when he moves away for a new job, he is not heard from again.

Louise raised three daughters, including her sister's daughter, due to her sister's death.

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