Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 21 [1000gs.png]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 30-45 minutes [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
 
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Introduction:
“Welcome to the International Space Station! It’s your job to make sure the resupply H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) is successfully berthed to the International Space Station. But before you can do that, you must prepare the ISS for the HTV’s arrival. Moving in zero-g will be different than what you are used to on Earth. Spend some time flying, flipping, and spinning around the station without gravity to assist you. But be careful, you might get sick! While completing tasks and floating around the International Space Station you will learn about and experience the effects of microgravity on the human body. The app contains information on the effects of microgravity on the human body for use in the classroom and at home.” - xbox.com

Full credit for the 100% video walkthrough goes to Maka91Productions.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
The game is played through a first-person perspective. Since you will be moving around in zero gravity, it is recommended that you change your controls so you don’t move around so fast because it can be disorienting. To do this, press button-menu.png, then go to ‘Settings’ and scroll down to ‘Control Presets’. The default is ‘Medium’ but I personally changed it to ‘Slow’ because I found ‘Medium’ difficult to control. Also, if you are a person who likes to invert their Y-axis, scroll down a little further and select ‘Invert Pitch’.

12 of the 21 achievements are unlocked through natural story progression. After you complete the tutorial, you are given tasks to complete, whether it’s for orienting yourself to the station, taking pictures, berthing a module, or finding a sickness bag. To reveal the next task, complete the task you currently have assigned. If the task is to learn about something, you are instructed to watch a video that directly pertains to the actions you just performed in the game. Without watching each video, the story won’t progress.

The remaining 9 achievements are for exploring the station or doing random duties, such as reading books, visiting every module, or using your tablet to visit weblinks. These can be done as you are completing your given tasks or after your tasks are complete.

These are the achievements unlocked through progression (in order of unlock):
 
  1. Welcome Aboard (50G) - Complete the initial training
  2. Home Sweet Home (25G) - Get oriented with the layout of the ISS
  3. Vomit Comet (25G) - Watch the Vestibular video
  4. Space Face (25G) - Watch the Cardiovascular video
  5. Shutterbug (25G) - Prepare for the HTV arrival
  6. Earth Gazer (25G) - Open the Cupola
  7. To See Or Not To See (25G) - Watch the Vision video
  8. No Pain, No Gain (25G) - Watch the Muscle video
  9. In Space, No One Can Hear You Sneeze (25G) - Watch the Immune video
  10. Cargo Catcher (25G) - Berth the HTV
  11. An Apple A Day (50G) - Find an Apple
  12. Mission Complete (100G) - Complete all tasks
These are the achievements that can be done at any time:
 
  1. Book Worm (50G) - Read the six blue books
  2. Frequent Flyer (25G) - Return to the game a second time
  3. Handyman (50G) - Collect a Wrench, Drill, Screwdriver, and Duct Tape
  4. Pit Stop (100G) - Find a toilet
  5. Play Time (50G) - Collect a Teddy Bear, Soccer Ball, Yo-Yo, and a Dinosaur
  6. Principal Investigator (25G) - Visit 10 weblinks
  7. Station Explorer (50G) - Visit every module in The Station
  8. Straight Shooter (25G) - Fly through the US Lab without touching the walls
  9. Cut The Feed (200G) - See something strange in the WORF
Conclusion:
Space Science Investigations is an insightful and informative game that touches on what it would be like to be an astronaut in space. It also happens to be a quick and simple 1000gs.png. Enjoy!
 
[XBA would like to thank bLaKgRaVy for this Roadmap]

Space Science Investigations Achievement Guide

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There are 21 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Find an Apple

    After unlocking Cargo Catcher (25G), you are instructed to grab an apple and a milk pouch from the HTV supplies.

    Once in the “Harmony” module (either traversing through the station following the blue circle markers or teleporting there), follow the yellow diamond marker to a newly opened hatch in the floor. Float down into the new module and interact with the HTV containers on the walls; one will contain an apple and another a filled milk pouch.

    To use them, press button-menu.png then go to the ‘Inventory’ option. Select ‘Apple’ and press button-a.png to eat it. Open your inventory again, select ‘Filled Milk Pouch’ and press button-a.png to drink it. You will then be prompted to watch a video on your tablet about your bones and nutrition. Press button-menu.png again then go to the ‘Videos’ option. Select ‘Bones’ and press button-a.png. You will then watch a 40 second (unskippable) video clip about why nutrition is important in space. Once the video ends, the achievement will unlock.
  • Read the six blue books

    Found throughout the space station are six blue books, labeled ‘Activities’. All that needs to be done is to locate them then press button-a.png to “read” them.

    The books’ locations are as follows:
     
    1. “Harmony” - Node 2 (starting module): ‘How Far Can Germs Spread?’ (floating to the upper left of the hatch before entering “Columbus”)
    2. “Columbus” - European Lab (to the left of “Harmony”): ‘What Do You See?’ (floating to the left above the hatch as you enter the module)
    3. “Destiny” - US Lab: ‘Can You Get To The Core Of The Problem?’ (floating to the upper left of the hatch after leaving “Harmony”)
    4. “Destiny” - US Lab: ‘What Does Your Inner Ear Do?’ (floating to the upper right of the hatch before entering “Unity”)
    5. “Unity” - Node 1: ‘Can You Give Your Heart A Workout?’ (floating to the lower right of the hatch before crawling through the tight access way to “Zarya”)
    6. “Tranquility” - Node 3 (to the right of “Unity”): ‘Why Is It Important To Have Good Bone Density?’ (floating to the upper left while facing the toilet)
    Note: If you don’t want to traverse around the station, you can press button-menu.png, select the ‘Map’ option, select the module you want then press button-a.png to teleport to it.
  • Berth the HTV

    After unlocking In Space, No One Can Hear You Sneeze (25G), you are instructed to return to the Cupola to retrieve and berth the HTV. Here you will be controlling a robotic arm in order to dock the HTV with the station.

    Once in the “Tranquility” module (either traversing through the station following the blue circle markers or teleporting there), float down to the adjoining module (below the ARED machine) into the Cupola. Interact with the Robotic Workstation and you will begin another mini-game where you use the thumb sticks and bumpers to control the robotic arm to the HTV. Looking at the right-hand screen, use analog-right.png to adjust the robotic arm to line up with a black snare coupler on the HTV then hold rb.png to move the arm forward until it successfully docks.

    When that is done, ground control will move the HTV into position so you can berth/dock it with the station. When it is in position, hold lb.png to move it towards the station. Looking at the right-hand screen, just make sure that the red circle is lined up with the circle on the HTV. Once the procedure is finished, the achievement will unlock.

    Note: If you fail the coupling mini-game three times, ground control will take over. This achievement will unlock whether you do the coupling or they do it.

    Refer to [19:05] in Maka’s walkthrough video on how to complete this mini-game easily.
  • Open the Cupola

    After unlocking Shutterbug (25G) (and Cut The Feed (200G) if you looked through the camera a second time), we need to open the windows of the Cupola, which is in the “Tranquility” - Node 3 module. You can either follow the blue circle markers or teleport there by pressing button-menu.png, selecting the ‘Map’ option, selecting that module then pressing button-a.png.

    Once in the “Tranquility” module, float down to the adjoining module (below the ARED machine); this is the Cupola. When you enter, you will see 7 yellow diamond markers. Press button-a.png on each marker to open all the windows which will unlock the achievement.

    Note: While you are doing this, you will blink a couple of times and a message will appear that says you might be feeling another symptom of microgravity. You are instructed to retrieve the glasses in “Harmony” - Node 2. Refer to To See Or Not To See (25G) for more information.
  • Return to the game a second time

    After the game loads up and you control of the astronaut, press (the white guide button), highlight the game title, press button-menu.png then choose ‘Quit’. This will completely shut down the game. When you restart the game and have control of your astronaut again, the achievement will unlock.
  • Collect a Wrench, Drill, Screwdriver, and Duct Tape

    As you enter the “Columbus” - European Lab module (to the left of your starting point), you will see several white packages floating around. Inside of these packages are all the items required for this achievement. As you locate the items, press button-a.png on all the items to add them to your inventory and unlock the achievement.

    Note: If you don’t want to traverse around the station, you can press button-menu.png, select the ‘Map’ option, select the module you want then press button-a.png to teleport to it.
  • Get oriented with the layout of the ISS

    To get oriented, you have to visit all of the modules in the first section of the ISS (before you crawl through the tight access way). Each module is identified with a yellow diamond marker, so just float through all the required modules to unlock this.

    The modules required:
     
    • “Harmony” - Node 2 (starting point)
    • “Columbus” - European Lab
    • “Kibo” - Japanese Experiment Module (JEM)
    • ELM - Japanese Experiment Logistics Module
    • “Destiny” - US Lab
    • “Unity” - Node 1
    • “Quest” - Airlock
    • “Tranquility” - Node 3
    • “Leonardo” - Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM)
  • Complete all tasks

    There are 16 tasks to complete. You will complete all of them just by progressing through the game after the tutorial's Welcome Aboard (50G). Each task is unlocked by completing the previous one; there is never more than one task available at any given time.
     
    1. Orientation (Home Sweet Home (25G))
    2. Find Sickness Bag
    3. Watch the Vestibular video (Vomit Comet (25G))
    4. Prepare for HTV arrival (Shutterbug (25G))
    5. Perform Face Exam
    6. Watch the Cardiovascular video (Space Face (25G))
    7. Open the Cupola Windows (Earth Gazer (25G))
    8. Find Glasses
    9. Watch the Vision video (To See Or Not To See (25G))
    10. Find and Use the ARED
    11. Watch the Muscle video (No Pain, No Gain (25G))
    12. Find Medication
    13. Watch the Immune video (In Space, No One Can Hear You Sneeze (25G))
    14. Berth the HTV (Cargo Catcher (25G))
    15. Get an Apple and a Milk Pouch
    16. Watch the Bone video (An Apple A Day (50G))
    There are 9 other miscellaneous achievements that you can unlock while either performing the tasks above or waiting until after you earn this achievement. Other achievements, to name a few, are for reading six books, finding certain items, or visiting every module in the station. For a complete list, refer to the roadmap.

    Thanks to Maka91Productions for the video:
  • After unlocking No Pain, No Gain (25G), you will begin to sneeze. When this happens, you are instructed to acquire some medication, which is located in an express rack in the “Destiny” - US Lab module. Follow the blue circle markers or teleport to the module, and once there, press button-a.png on Express Rack #2 on the ceiling then press button-a.png again on the medication to add it to your inventory.

    To use it, press button-menu.png then go to the ‘Inventory’ option. Select ‘Medication’ and press button-a.png. You will then be prompted to watch a video on your tablet about your immune system. Press button-menu.png again then go to the ‘Videos’ option. Select ‘Immune’ and press button-a.png. You will then watch a 50 second (unskippable) video clip as to why you may be feeling sick. Once the video ends, the achievement will unlock.
  • Watch the Muscle video

    After unlocking To See Or Not To See (25G), it is recommended that you help your fellow crewmate with their exercise session. Return to the “Tranquility” module (either traversing through the station following the blue circle markers or teleporting there). Once there, interact with the ARED machine and you will play an exercise mini-game by pressing button-a.png when a moving arrow marker passes over white markers on a bar. Once the exercise is complete, you will be graded on your performance although your score does not matter.

    When you back out, you will be prompted to watch a video on your tablet about muscle loss while in space. Press button-menu.png again then go to the ‘Videos’ option. Select ‘Muscle’ and press button-a.png. You will then watch a 35 second (unskippable) video clip about muscle atrophy and the importance of exercise. Once the video ends, the achievement will unlock.
  • Find a toilet

    At numerous points in your playthrough, you will enter the “Tranquility” - Node 3 module. When you enter from the “Unity” module, the toilet will be on the right side (you will see a crescent moon shape on the stall wall). Enter the stall, interact with the toilet and the achievement will unlock.

    Note: Floating in the upper left area of the toilet is an ‘Activities’ book called ‘Why Is It Important To Have Good Bone Density?’. It is necessary to read this for Book Worm (50G).
  • Collect a Teddy Bear, Soccer Ball, Yo-Yo, and a Dinosaur

    As you enter the “Kibo” - JEM module (to the right of your starting point), on the right side is a ZSR, or Zero-Gravity Stowage Rack. Press button-a.png to open it and inside will be all the items required for this achievement. Press button-a.png on all the items to add them to your inventory and unlock the achievement.

    Note: If you don’t want to traverse around the station, you can press button-menu.png, select the ‘Map’ option, select the module you want then press button-a.png to teleport to it.
  • Visit 10 weblinks

    After you complete the tutorial (unlocking Welcome Aboard (50G)), open your tablet by pressing button-menu.png. Select the lower left option labeled ‘More Info’. You are given 12 links, all of which give general information about the ISS and being/working in space. For each link you select, it will open in the console’s Microsoft Edge browser. After the page loads up in the browser, press button-b.png to return to the game and select another link.

    Once you have selected 10 of the 12 links, the achievement will unlock.

    The links provided are:
     
    1. Bag of Bones - Osteoporosis
    2. Skeletal System - Educator
    3. Skeletal System - Student
    4. The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    5. Pumping Up the Stress
    6. Get a Leg Up - Fluid Shift - Educator
    7. Get a Leg Up - Fluid Shift - Student
    8. Microgravity Effects On Human Physiology: Immune System - Educator
    9. Microgravity Effects On Human Physiology: Immune System - Student
    10. Vestibular-Ocular Reflex
    11. Astronaut Requirements
    12. Work at NASA
  • Prepare for the HTV arrival

    This is a multi-step achievement.

    After unlocking Vomit Comet (25G), you are instructed to retrieve the camera and install it in the WORF to get some pictures of the HTV. You can either follow the blue circle markers to the Zvezda - Service Module or teleport there by pressing button-menu.png, selecting the ‘Map’ option, selecting that module then pressing button-a.png.

    In the Zvezda module, pick up one of the cameras then return to the “Destiny” module (either traversing through the station following the blue circle markers or teleporting there). Once there, install the camera at the orange objective marker (on the floor) by pressing button-a.png then selecting ‘Camera’ from your inventory. Once you do this, you need to unlock Space Face (25G) before returning to the WORF to conclude the achievement.

    After unlocking Space Face (25G), you will be instructed to return to the WORF to get some pictures of the HTV. Interact with the camera and the view will change to that of Earth. While looking through the camera, there will be white frame lines in the center of the screen. Eventually, you will see the HTV moving across the screen from left to right. When the frame lines turn green, you can take a picture. We need three pictures, so press button-a.png three times and the achievement will unlock.
  • Watch the Cardiovascular video

    After placing the camera in the WORF (see Shutterbug (25G)), you will be told about your cardiovascular system. Follow the blue circle marker to the “Harmony” - Node 2 module (one away from your current location) and just after passing through the hatch is an alcove with an orange objective marker. Interact with the picture and you will be told to watch another video before returning to the WORF.

    Press button-menu.png to open your tablet then go to the ‘Videos’ option. Select ‘Cardiovascular’ and press button-a.png. You will then watch a 50 second (unskippable) video clip as to how space affects your heart and your body. Once the video ends, the achievement will unlock.
  • Visit every module in The Station

    To unlock this, you need to visit every module in both sections of the ISS. In addition to the modules listed in Home Sweet Home (25G), crawl through the tight access way to the second section of the station. The modules required are not identified with a yellow diamond marker, so at every junction, enter the adjoining module.

    The modules required:
     
    • Those listed in Home Sweet Home (25G)
    • Rassvet - Mini Research Module 1 (MRM1) (three connecting modules)
    • Zarya - Functional Cargo Block (FGB)
    • Pirs - Docking Compartment
    • Poisk - Mini Research Module 2 (MRM2) (the Soyuz - Spacecraft is not required as the hatch is closed)
    If the achievement doesn’t unlocked, visit the final module:
     
    • Zvezda - Service Module (where the camera is located)
  • Fly through the US Lab without touching the walls

    After completing the tutorial (unlocking Welcome Aboard (50G)), move forward with analog-left.png (do not use analog-right.png at all) through the “Harmony” module, through the hatch into the “Destiny” module, then through the next hatch into the “Unity” module. If you did this without touching any walls, the achievement will unlock.
  • Watch the Vision video

    After unlocking Earth Gazer (25G), you need to retrieve a pair of glasses to help with your vision, which is in the “Harmony” - Node 2 module. You can either follow the blue circle markers or teleport there by pressing button-menu.png, selecting the ‘Map’ option, selecting that module then pressing button-a.png.

    Once in the “Harmony” module, on the floor is a CQ-1, or Crew Compartment-1, identified by an orange objective marker. Press button-a.png on the CQ-1 then press button-a.png again on the glasses to add it to your inventory.

    To use them, press button-menu.png then go to the ‘Inventory’ option. Select ‘Glasses’ and press button-a.png. You will then be prompted to watch a video on your tablet about your vision. Press button-menu.png again then go to the ‘Videos’ option. Select ‘Vision’ and press button-a.png. You will then watch a 40 second (unskippable) video clip as to why you can’t see correctly. Once the video ends, the achievement will unlock.
  • Watch the Vestibular video

    At some point while floating, you will become ill and start to dry heave. When this happens, you are instructed to acquire a sickness bag. They are located in a stowage rack (grey wall) in the “Leonardo” - Permanent Multipurpose Module (adjoining the “Tranquility” - Node 3 module [where the toilet is]). Follow the blue circle markers to the module, press button-a.png on the stowage rack then press button-a.png again on the sickness bag to add it to your inventory.

    To use it, press button-menu.png then go to the ‘Inventory’ option. Select ‘Sickness Bag’ and press button-a.png. You will then be prompted to watch a video on your tablet about your vestibular system. Press button-menu.png again then go to the ‘Videos’ option. Select ‘Vestibular’ and press button-a.png. You will then watch a 30 second (unskippable) video clip as to why you may be feeling sick. Once the video ends, the achievement will unlock.
  • Complete the initial training

    The tutorial will begin the first time you start the game. You can either do everything asked of you or keep pressing button-y.png to skip through it. Once you’re finished, the achievement will unlock.
 

Secret achievements

  • See something strange in the WORF

    After unlocking Shutterbug (25G), press button-b.png to exit the camera then press button-a.png to interact with it a second time. After a few seconds, you will see a strange object moving across the screen from left to right. When it is within the green frame lines, press button-a.png to take a picture, which will unlock the achievement.

    Note: If you do not immediately look through the camera again after Shutterbug (25G), you can return to it at your leisure to experience this weird phenomenon.

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