- Doing It for the Art: Both straight and averted. The first episode's photos of the wives (aside from the Historical Beauty Update) as shown in Life magazine were incredibly close to the genuine articles. However, the low-quality spacesuits and tiny sets used for Mission Control were several examples where budget (or NASA production support—note the lack of the official NASA "meatball" logo) came close to showing how the producers couldn't afford or didn't care about the space history's appearance, in general.
- Fake American: Yvonne Strahovski (Rene) and Sam Reid (John) are Australians, Kenneth Mitchell (Deke) and Luke Kirby (Max) are Canadians, Dominique McElligot (Louise) is Irish, and Aaron McCusker (Wally) is British.
Trivia / The Astronaut Wives Club