The only feature film with Joe DeRita that contains a Stooge eye-poke. The boys later deleted the gag from their routine, as angry mothers began to protest that children were poking their eyes out.
Released two years before the successful trip of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to outer space and ten years before the famous moon landing of Neil Armstrong and his two companions.
When initially released, the movie was often on a double bill with The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959).
The movie title is a parody of a hit tv show, "Have Gun, Will Travel" (1957) that starred Richard Boone and was very popular at that time.
This was the first filmed project to involve new Stooges material since Columbia closed their Shorts Department and the first to include the new, and final member, of the trio, Joe DeRita.
Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies.
If the space suits The 3 Stooges wear seem very baggy on them, it's because they were designed for taller individuals. As they are the same suits used by the three astronauts in the Twilight Zone episode "Elegy".