23035218 submission Submission + - Pigs-in-Space pre-dates Muppet Show (gizmodo.com) Submitted by nerdyalien on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @08:57PM nerdyalien writes: Directly quoting GIZMODO — Apparently some mad engineers called G.C. Johnson and J.W. Wilkey actually thought of sending pigs to space instead of monkeys or dogs. It was 1963. Imagine that. PIGS IN SPACE.