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Scientist is a specialization assigned to Kerbonauts. As of 1.0.5, scientists do not boost the amount of science gained from recovering experiments. They also provide no bonus from transmitting data, although the green text makes it look like they do. They can, however, increase the amount of science generated per day in the Mobile Processing Lab MPL-LG-2. As of 1.0, scientists are able to restore inoperable experiment modules while on EVA.

Bob Kerman is the scientist in the original four.


Additional abilities are unlocked as Experience is gained.

Level Effects provided
0 Restore and activate experiments while on EVA
1 Research at 5x speed in lab
2 Research at 9x speed in lab
3 Research at 13x speed in lab
4 Research at 17x speed in lab
5 Research at 21x speed in lab


  • Scientists can now perform research in the Mobile Processing Lab. Research speed is based on level.
  • Scientists can restore inoperable experiment modules.
  • Initial release