Microsoft VR HoloLens and NASA Joining Hands
Yes it is true, NASA is joining hands with Microsoft by sending a HoloLens into space. Astronauts will use the HoloLens, a virtual reality headset which will beam what they see back to earth and this will help them in speeding up the repairs and maintenance. It will also help make research easier and fast. The name of this whole project is Project Sidekick. As a test, NASA will send two sets of HoloLens to an International Space Station and once the test proves successful then hopefully Astronauts will start using it by the end of this year.
Sam Scimemi, the ISS programme’s director said, “HoloLens and other virtual and mixed reality devices are cutting edge technologies that could help drive future exploration and provide new capabilities to the men and women conducting critical science on the International Space Station.”
The HoloLens headset will transmit the view of the person wearing it to the NASA people sitting back on ground. NASA believes it will help astronauts to speed up the training process as well with more efficiency and effectively. NASA is also hoping to use this on their mission to Mars project.