Gretchen gets a letter from NASA, telling her that she will be involved in the next space shuttle mission.
- The animation of Gretchen on the merry-go-round was later used in the 2001 opening to Disney's One Saturday Morning.
- Buzz Aldrin guest stars in this episode as himself.
- T.J. partially breaks the fourth wall in this episode. When Gretchen is fooling around during her "space training", T.J. tells her, "You're an astronaut, not a cartoon character!"
- Clips of this episode were included in Toon Disney's "Weekday Bonus Stack" promo and the 2001 Disney's One Saturday Morning promo.
- The shuttle shown at the end is Space Shuttle Atlantis.
- This is one of only six episodes of the television show Recess that were directed by both Sheetz and Parkins, the two prominent directors of the series.
- This episode was paired up with "Dodgeball City" outside the US.
- T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
- Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
- Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
- Gretchen Grundler - Ashley Johnson
- Mikey Blumberg - Jason Davis
- Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
- Miss Grotke - Allyce Beasley
- Principal Prickly - Dabney Coleman
- Phil - Klee Bragger
- Astronaut - Sam McMurray
- Buzz Aldrin - Himself