"I'm not going E.V.A., Dad and I'm not walking on the moon. I'm just running a little experiment."
John Crichton[src]
International Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Name International Aeronautics and Space Administration
Aliases IASA
Continuity Farscape
Type Space agency
Status Active
Leaders Unknown
Members Douglas Knox; Jack Crichton; John Crichton; Pete Maxwell
Allies None
Enemies None
First appearance Farscape: Premiere

The International Aeronautics and Space Administration (IASA) is an agency of several global governments (in particular the United States and Australia) responsible for the world's growing space program. Based out of Cape Canaveral in Florida, the IASA has acted as the forerunner to the space program and launched a series of high-profile missions which included space walks, lunar exploration, extra-vehicular activity (EVA) and scientific experiments. In its heyday, one of the IASA's most celebrated astronauts was Colonel Jack Crichton, a contemporary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

In 1999, Jack's son John Crichton followed in his father's footsteps towards greatness. Along with his childhood friend Douglas "DK" Knox, John developed a theory which involved using the Earth's gravitational pull to increase propulsion on a spacecraft. To put his theory to the test, John designed the Farscape-1 space module. A shuttlecraft carried the Farscape-1 into Earth's orbit and John began circumnavigating the Earth's globe. IASA mission control picked up signs of a radiation storm and tried to warn John to abort the mission, but it was too late. The Farscape-1 entered the radiation cloud and was pulled through a wormhole, transporting John thousands of light years into another galaxy. [1]

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Originally, the IASA was intended to reflect NASA, but as NASA wanted script approval on any episodes using its name or logo, executive producers Rockne S. O'Bannon and Brian Henson decided to change it to the IASA. [3]

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References Edit

  1. Farscape: Premiere
  2. Referenced in the pilot episode, but never seen.
  3. Rockne S. O'Bannon; Farscape: The Complete Season One; "Premiere"; DVD audio commentary

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