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Rocket Science
Space Exploration
A Sim boarding a rocket ship

Rocket Science is a skill in The Sims 4. It represents a Sim's ability to build and upgrade Rocket Ships, as well as perform better in space exploration. It can be raised through building and upgrading rockets, reading skill books and exploring space. The skill is tied with the Astronaut career track. Raising it to the max level provides the achievement: "It's Not Brain Surgery".

With Get to Work, Sims can use a rocket to travel to Sixam.[1]

Description Edit

When in space, various missions that are similar to chance cards from The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 will appear. Depending on the choices the player makes and the upgrades installed on the rocket, Sims may receive good outcomes, such as obtaining collectible aliens and positive moodlets. If things go awry, Sims may crash the ship or receive negative moodlets.

There is no particular aspiration for those that seek Rocket Science, but Curator can improve the chance of getting rare consumables.

Traits than can help are, as follows:

  • Genius: It awards a random Focused moodlet, which is helpful towards the Rocket Science skill.
  • Loves the Outdoors: Since most of the Rocket Science skill is gained outside, it can bring a hefty boost to your Focused with a +2 Happy moodlet.

Milestones Edit

Rocket Science Skill
Level Interactions Unlocked Notes
1 Build Rockets, Upgrade Landing Stabilizers, Explore Space Perform one of the interactions to unlock the stat tracking. Landing Stabilizers allow your Sim to have less chance of crashing.
2 Build and Upgrade Faster -----
3 Expand Fuel Storage Tanks They unlock new dilemmas to perform while in space, and new collectibles.
4 Build and Upgrade Faster -----
5 Improve Maneuvering Thrusters Even more dilemmas unlock, along with new collectibles. Unlocks different outcomes for other dilemmas.
6 Expand Cargo Bay It unlocks the ability to bring more cargo with you from space, allowing to bring more valuables back.
7 Install Cannon Defense Systems, Build and Upgrade Faster Cannon Defense Systems influences a lot of outcomes from Space Exploration, and is a very useful upgrade.
8 Build and Upgrade Faster -----
9 Install Automated Landing Computer Installing a Landing Computer nearly reduces to 0 your risk to crash, even after a bad scenario outcome.
10 Be a Master Rocket Scientist New, rare dilemmas, appear.

CollectiblesEdit

You can collect 4 different kinds of Space Rocks, 10 aliens (5 Live, 5 Dead specimens), and one fossilized alien skull.

Space Exploration Collectibles
Name Type Rarity Value Aura
Common Space Rock Space Rock Common 95 Environment: 3
Uncommon Space Rock Space Rock Uncommon 145 Environment: 3
Large Space Rock Space Rock Uncommon 200 Environment: 3
Unnaturally Large Space Rock Space Rock Rare 275 Environment: 5
Dead Red Coral Dead Alien Common 150 Confident: 3
Dead Space Porcupine Dead Alien Common 150 Confident: 3
Dead Pink Whale Dead Alien Common 150 Confident: 3
Dead Blue Slug Dead Alien Common 150 Confident: 3
Dead Space Squid Dead Alien Uncommon 150 Confident: 3
Live Space Porcupine Live Specimen Common 165 Environment: 3
Live Pink Whale Live Specimen Uncommon 165 Environment: 3
Live Red Coral Live Specimen Uncommon 165 Environment: 3
Live Blue Slug Live Specimen Rare 165 Environment: 3
Live Space Squid Live Specimen Rare 165 Environment: 3
Fossilized Alien Skull Fossil Rare 250 Environment 3

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