Io is the innermost Galilean moon of Jupiter. By 2158 it had been colonized by man. The Kelland Mining Company notably has its headquarters situated on Io.[1] By 2230, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation was also involved with mining on Io, using convict laborers.[2]


  • Io is the setting of the 1981 movie Outland, which has been noted as sharing abundant artistic and stylistic similarities to Alien. Many of the same production crew worked on both films.



  1. Tim Lebbon. Alien: Out of the Shadows, p. 53 (2014), Titan Books.
  2. Aliens versus Predator 2 - text log
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