Perhaps loosely based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein young adult novel "Farmer in the Sky," Escape from Jupiter is a space adventure television series about a small group of children from a mining colony on Jupiter's moon, Io, who are forced to flee when a volcanic eruption destroys their world. With a few adult survivors, they seek shelter on the derelict space station KL5, floating above Io, convert it into a jerry-rigged spacecraft, and head off in a desperate attempt to reach Earth. They share many adventures and form close friendships on the dangerous journey. Escape from Jupiter concerned a small colony of humans on the moon of Io. Michael has never been to Earth - he was born in space, and has spent most of his time on Io, where his father works for a mining company. Kumiko is a computer genius, is the same age as Michael, and her goal in life is to become a scientist. After one of Io's frequent and destructive volcanoes erupts, destroying the mining colony, a group of f
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