So I'm playing Project Space Station in DOSBox. I'm doing the "Semi-Conductors" R&D project.

So far I've made a few breakthroughs and my current revenue is 250, but I can't seem to get past this:

The game keeps saying:

A key scientist is needed for our research to continue. Check project description for who is needed.

My crew lineup for the project is (in order, but i'm not sure if order is important):

  • Finworth (Chm)
  • Rivera (Mat)
  • McFarlan (Mat)
  • Whiting (Cmp)

How can I complete this?

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    It says right there "check project description for who is needed". So what does the project description say? – ToxicFrog Jun 18 '16 at 10:58
  • I actually attempted to answer this question by actually playing the game, but it is just too annoying to try and get to this point. I did some research, and found an article that says you need to just keep bringing people of different skill sets to the station in and hope it works. I believe that you could be missing the Mat Res Pac equipment for the mission, which is needed as stated in the description for it. You did not mention if you had it or not in your question. – Timmy Jim Nov 5 '16 at 15:56
  • I'm assuming I did have it - usually when you are missing some equipment then you get told directly that you are. – Pure.Krome Nov 6 '16 at 22:32
  • I feel like there needs to be a wiki on this, somewhere :) the excel grid that lists all missions + milestones + scientists required for that milestone. – Pure.Krome Nov 6 '16 at 22:33
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    @TimmyJim, missing equipment has its own message. – Mark Nov 18 '16 at 0:24

I'm not sure if this helps but on every mission that you do there is a project description option that suggests what kind of staff you need on each mission. like the picture below. So pick accordingly. Found insight on this site hopefully, this helps!

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  • ur ... i'm not sure i've seen that? is this specific to an OS port? – Pure.Krome Dec 8 '16 at 0:12
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    This is specific to the apple II system game And DOS Box – artista_sin_nombre Dec 8 '16 at 1:57
  • The thing is though, the OP stated in their question that they had the 3 type of people already for the Semiconductors project (Mat, Cmp, Chm). I think the game adds in another person that is needed on some projects. If you look at my comment on the question above, you'll see that from what I've been able to find, you just need to keep bringing different people with different skill sets to the station until one works. I can confirm though that in DOS Box, this description is here. – Timmy Jim Dec 8 '16 at 15:01
  • The "suggested staff" is merely a general suggestion. In order to reach the third research milestone, you need specific staff, quite possibly including personnel not in that list. – Mark Jan 11 '17 at 2:12

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